Garden Valley, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden Valley, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The Garden Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2016. Garden Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Garden Valley is located at latitude 44.0868 and longitude -115.9604 in Boise County. The formal boundaries for the Garden Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Boise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,146 feet.

The Garden Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585571) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Garden Valley Census Designated Place is located within Garden Valley Division of Boise County.

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


Total Population 397
Population in Households 391
Population in Familes 313
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (41.3%)
Median Home Value $226,042
Average Home Value $331,818


Median Household Income $37,239
Average Household Income $48,298
Per Capita Income $21,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.0%
Households 0.32% 0.13%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Garden Valley, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden Valley 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 # 152 33rd
Population Density1 # 213 7th
Diversity Index2 # 168 25th
Median Household Income # 171 25th
Per Capita Income # 101 56th

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