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Montpelier, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Montpelier had a population of 2,599 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Montpelier is located at latitude 42.326 and longitude -111.2988 in Bear Lake County. 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. Bear Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,981 feet.

The City of Montpelier (GNIS ID: 2411150) 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 Montpelier is located within Montpelier Division of Bear Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montpelier 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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Montpelier, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,599
Population in Households 2,583
Population in Familes 2,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,003
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 690
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 723 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $107,734
Average Home Value $127,248


Median Household Income $42,199
Average Household Income $52,341
Per Capita Income $20,181
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.24%
Households -0.05% 0.2%
Families 0.23% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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, 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 # 55 76th
Population Density1 # 94 59th
Diversity Index2 # 142 37th
Median Household Income # 119 48th
Per Capita Income # 131 43rd

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