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Teton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idahomarker. Established in 1915, it was named after the Teton Mountainsmarker. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 5,999 (2008 estimate: 8,833). The county seat and largest city is Driggsmarker .

Teton County is part of the Jacksonmarker, WYmarker-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 451 square miles (1,167 km²), of which, 450 square miles (1,166 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

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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.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,999 people, 2,078 households, and 1,464 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,632 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). 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. 25.5% were of English, 15.8% German, 7.6% Americanmarker and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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.

Government and politics

Similar to other Idaho counties, an elected three-member county commission heads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, treasurer, sheriff, assessor, coroner, and prosecutor.

Until quite recently Teton County voted Republican along with most other Eastern Idaho counties. However, since 2004 the county has strongly trended towards the Democratic Party. In 2008 it was one of three Idaho counties to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election despite giving George W. Bush a 23-point victory only four years earlier.

At the state level Teton County is located in District 31 of the Idaho Legislature. As counties neighboring Teton County are still strongly Republican, Republicans currently control the district.

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