gem County, Idaho 

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Population

16,850

+0.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$41,969

Median Home Price

$245,900

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Best Places to Live in gem County, Idaho

Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains. June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Gem County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

gem, ID Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Mild climate
Outdoor recreation
Attractive setting
Cons
Entertainment
Economic cycles
Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About Boise City Metro Area

Boise is the capital, largest city, and cultural center of Idaho. The clean and attractive downtown is framed by mountains to the northeast and irrigated agricultural plains to the west. The economy is a diverse blend of agriculture, agricultural processing, light manufacturing, and high-tech industries, including Micron Technology (semiconductors), Hewlett-Packard, and J.R. Simplot (agriculture and french-fry fame). The presence of state government rounds out the economic picture. More recently, the mountains, pleasant climate and low costs relative to other West Coast locations has brought a strong surge of migrants, many from California, and the typical construction real estate and service businesses that emerge from such migration. Considerable recent job growth has resulted from this migration.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Idaho
County: Gem County
Metro Area: Boise_City
Political Ideology: Very conservative
City: Emmett
Zip Codes: 83617 83670 83657 83636
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gem County is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gem County jobs have increased by 3.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gem County's cost of living is 0.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gem County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Gem county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 79.6% to 18.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Gem County's population is 16,850 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gem County is Real Estate: $245,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.0%.

SCHOOLS
Gem County public schools spend $8,791 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.4 students per teacher in Gem County. More Education



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Housing Market in gem

It's a good time to buy in Gem. Home Appreciation is up 15.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gem is $245,900.

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ZIP CODES IN GEM COUNTY, IDAHO
83617 83670 83657 83636

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