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Challis, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Challis had a population of 1,079 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Challis is located at latitude 44.5052 and longitude -114.2272 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Challis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,253 feet.

The City of Challis (GNIS ID: 2409432) 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 Challis is located within Challis Division of Custer County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Challis: Garden City.

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Challis, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,079
Population in Households 1,077
Population in Familes 852
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 585
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 500
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $157,143
Average Home Value $175,265


Median Household Income $39,654
Average Household Income $52,951
Per Capita Income $23,352
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.37%
Households -0.06% -0.4%
Families 2.34% -0.51%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Challis, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Challis 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 # 87 62nd
Population Density1 # 153 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 133 42nd
Median Household Income # 146 36th
Per Capita Income # 69 70th

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