\nOwyhee County is a county located in the U.S. State of Idaho. As of 2000, the population is 10,644. The county's county seat is Murphy, Idaho6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 19,934 km² (7,697 mi²). 19,886 km² (7,678 mi²) of it is land and 48 km² (19 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.24% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 10,644 people, 3,710 households, and 2,756 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (1/mi²). There are 4,452 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.87% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 3.21% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 16.50% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. 23.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,710 households out of which 37.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% are non-families. 21.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.35. In the county the population is spread out with 31.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 109.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.60 males. The median income for a household in the county is $28,339, and the median income for a family is $32,856. Males have a median income of $25,146 versus $20,718 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,405. 16.90% of the population and 14.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.80% are under the age of 18 and 12.10% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Grand View\n*Homedale\n*Marsing