Wendell, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wendell, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Wendell had a population of 2,957 as of July 1, 2015. Wendell ranks in the upper 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 Wendell is located at latitude 42.7747 and longitude -114.703 in Gooding County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wendell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gooding County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,432 feet.

The City of Wendell (GNIS ID: 2412213) 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 Wendell is located within Wendell Division of Gooding County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wendell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Wendell, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,957
Population in Households 2,946
Population in Familes 2,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 2,167
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 1,036
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 755
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $140,242
Average Home Value $163,811


Median Household Income $42,956
Average Household Income $58,844
Per Capita Income $20,003
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.02%
Households 1.1% 1.02%
Families 1.59% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.


Wendell, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wendell to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 50 78th
Population Density1 # 33 86th
Diversity Index2 # 12 95th
Median Household Income # 127 44th
Per Capita Income # 132 42nd

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