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Teton County, Idaho
Teton County, Idaho seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Teton County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of USA ID
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 26, 1915
Named for The Teton Mountains
Seat Driggs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

451 sq mi (1,167 km²)
451 sq mi (1,166 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.05%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Teton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1915. It was named after the Teton Mountains. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 5,999 (2005 estimate: 7,467) [1]. The county seat is Driggs6.

Teton County is part of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,167 km² (451 sq mi). 1,166 km² (450 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.05%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit

Teton County, Idaho is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state--in this case, Teton County, Wyoming.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,999 people, 2,078 households, and 1,464 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 2,632 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.32% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 6.73% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 11.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,078 households out of which 39.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,968, and the median income for a family was $45,848. Males had a median income of $32,309 versus $22,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,778. About 9.70% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 43°45′N 111°13′W / 43.75, -111.21

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