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Blackfoot is a city located in Bingham County, Idaho. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,419. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot is designated the "Potato Capital of the World", because it has the largest potato industry in Idaho, the United States, and even the world. It is home to the Idaho Potato Expo (a museum and gift shop that displays and explains the history of Idaho's potato industry), which is home to the world's largest baked potato and potato crisp. Blackfoot is also home to the Eastern Idaho State Fair , which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.
Blackfoot is located at 43°11'24" North, 112°20'46" West (43.190068, -112.346037)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,419 people, 3,685 households, and 2,682 families residing in the city. The population density is 743.6/km² (1,926.4/mi²). There are 3,929 housing units at an average density of 280.4/km² (726.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.76% White, 0.21% African American, 2.51% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.33% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. 13.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,685 households out of which 38.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% are non-families. 23.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.27.
In the city the population is spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $33,004, and the median income for a family is $36,553. Males have a median income of $31,489 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,529. 14.6% of the population and 11.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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