Teton County is a county located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It was named after the Teton Range, a mountain range in Wyoming. The county seat and largest city is Driggs.
The county has a total area of 1,606 square miles, of which 1,598 square miles is land and 8 square miles is water. It is the sixth-largest county in Idaho by land area. The Teton River, which flows through the county, is a major physical feature of the county.
The county has a semi-arid climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The average high temperature in the summer is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low temperature in the winter is around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is relatively low, averaging about 13 inches per year.
The population of Teton County as of the 2022 census was 11,500. The majority of the county's residents are of European descent, with a significant minority of Hispanic and Latino Americans. The largest cities in the county are Driggs, with a population of 2,029, and Victor, with a population of 1,928.
Agriculture is a major industry in Teton County. The county is known for its production of potatoes, with over 15,000 acres of land dedicated to potato farming. Other crops grown in the county include wheat, barley, and alfalfa. The county is also home to a number of dairy farms.
In addition to agriculture, Teton County has a strong service sector, with a number of retail stores, restaurants, and other businesses serving the county's residents. The county is also home to a number of manufacturing firms, including those that produce electronic components, automotive parts, and medical equipment.
The county is served by the Teton School District, which has five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The county is also near to Brigham Young University-Idaho, a private university affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Teton County, Idaho is home to a number of recreational areas and activities. Some popular options include:
Overall, Teton County offers a wide range of recreational options for outdoor adventure.
The county is served by a number of transportation options, including the Jackson Hole Airport, which is located in nearby Teton County, Wyoming, and the Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport. The county is also served by several highways, including U.S. Route 26, U.S. Route 89, and U.S. Route 191.
Teton County is governed by a three-member county commission, which is responsible for setting county policies and budgets. The commission is elected by the residents of the county and serves four-year terms.
Teton County is centered around it's community, agriculture and manufacturing, and is home to a number of recreational areas. The county is served by a number of transportation options and is governed by a three-member county commission.