Gooding County, Idaho

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Gooding County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 14,155 (2008 estimate: 14,295)[1]

Gooding County was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 28, 1913, by a partition of Lincoln County. It is named for Frank R. Gooding, an early 20th Century governor and United States Senator from Idaho.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 734 square miles (1,901.1 km2), of which 731 square miles (1,893.3 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.42%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,155 people, 5,046 households, and 3,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,505 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.59% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 8.24% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. 17.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.9% were of English, 13.7% German, 10.9% American and 6.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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