Gem County Information

Gem in Idaho occupies 566 square miles and has a 2006 population of 16,558, a change from a 2000 population of 15,181 and 11,844 in 1990. 14.3% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 11.7% percent is 25-35, and 12.9% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 18 acts of violent crime reported in Gem in 2004, a change from 19 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 293 people: 3.9% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 5.1%.

Read more about Gem, Idaho in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyGem 
StateIdaho 
Land Area566 sq. milesRanked 1,952 of 3,140
Population 200616,558Ranked 2,002 of 3,140
Population 200516,265 
Population 200015,181Ranked 2,077 of 3,140
Population 199011,844Ranked 2,228 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion97.4% 
African American.1% 
Asian American.4% 
Native American1% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.2% 
Population 5 to 1413.9% 
Population 15 to 2414.3% 
Population 25 to 3411.7% 
Population 35 to 4412.9% 
Population 45 to 5414% 
Population 55 to 6411.2% 
Population 65 to 748% 
Population 75 and up7.8% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1819
Murders / Manslaughters  
Forcible Rapes7 
Robberies  
Aggravated Assaults11 
Total Property Crimes182172
Burglaries27 
Larceny Thefts139 
Motor Vehicle Thefts16 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population7,5427,040
Unemployed Population293357
Unemployment Rate3.9%5.1%

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