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Montpelier, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Montpelier is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bear Lake County at latitude 42.326 and longitude -111.2988. Bear Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,981 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Montpelier, but most people and references simply refer to it as Montpelier, Idaho.

The P1 Census Class Code for Montpelier indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Montpelier (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Montpelier, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,593
Population in Households 2,578
Population in Familes 2,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,114
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,011
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 735 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $127,070
Average Home Value $166,792


Median Household Income $36,505
Average Household Income $47,186
Per Capita Income $18,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% 0.12%
Households 0.12% 0.35%
Families 0.72% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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.


Montpelier, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montpelier to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 53 77th
Population Density1 # 92 60th
Diversity Index2 # 146 36th
Median Household Income # 181 21st
Per Capita Income # 175 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.