Payette is a somewhat small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 7,380 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Payette is the 25th largest community in Idaho.
Payette is a blue-collar town, with 37.60% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Payette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Payette who work in office and administrative support (17.10%), sales jobs (8.85%), and teaching (8.18%).
One of the benefits of Payette is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Payette doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Payette with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Payette in 2010 was $18,081, which is middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,324 for a family of four. Payette also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Payette is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Payette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Payette residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Payette also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Payette include English, Irish, Swedish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Payette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.