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Ketchum, ID
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Ketchum profile

Living in Ketchum

Ketchum is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 3,553 people and two associated neighborhoods, Ketchum is the 52nd largest community in Idaho.

Ketchum home prices are not only among the most expensive in Idaho, but Ketchum real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.76% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Ketchum is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Ketchum’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ketchum spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.46 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ketchum. 62.52% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ketchum in 2018 was $59,167, which is wealthy relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,668 for a family of four. However, Ketchum contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ketchum home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ketchum residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ketchum include German, Scots-Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Ketchum is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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