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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Payette is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.41% of the Payette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Payette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Payette who work in office and administrative support (21.19%), sales jobs (9.74%), and farm management occupations (7.55%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.68 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Payette doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Payette have a very low rate of college education: just 8.94% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Payette in 2010 was $16,976, which is lower middle income relative to Idaho, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,904 for a family of four.
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 23.55% 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.