In Idaho, Older Women Outnumber Men


The snapshot of Idaho in 2010 is coming into greater focus. The U.S. Census Bureau released more statistics today, detailing last year's count of men, women and children across the Gem State. Among the findings:

- While men (785,324) barely outnumber women (782,258) in Idaho, as they get older women outnumber men. From the age of 45 and older, women continually outnumber men.

- Additionally, 27 percent of Idaho's population is under the age of 18, and 12 percent of the population is 65 years and over.

- There are 579,408 occupied housing units in Idaho. Of those, 148,445 are in Ada County and 69,409 are in Canyon County.

- Idaho's Hispanic, or Latino, community makes up 11.2 percent of Idaho's population. And 7.1 percent of Ada County is classified as Hispanic or Latino, with 23.9 percent of Canyon County is Hispanic or Latino.