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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Lava Hot Springs had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2016. Lava Hot Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lava Hot Springs is located at latitude 42.6202 and longitude -112.0101 in Bannock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lava Hot Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bannock County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,020 feet.

The City of Lava Hot Springs (GNIS ID: 2411635) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lava Hot Springs is located within South Bannock Division of Bannock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lava Hot Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lava Hot Springs, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 407
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 320
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 603
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (34.1%)
Median Home Value $189,844
Average Home Value $217,485


Median Household Income $51,149
Average Household Income $61,196
Per Capita Income $27,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.05%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families 3.51% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lava Hot Springs, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lava Hot Springs to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 35th
Population Density1 # 151 34th
Diversity Index2 # 197 13th
Median Household Income # 47 80th
Per Capita Income # 36 85th

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