Shoshone, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shoshone, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Shoshone had a population of 1,646 as of July 1, 2016. Shoshone ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Shoshone is located at latitude 42.9364 and longitude -114.4049 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shoshone (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,963 feet.

The City of Shoshone (GNIS ID: 2411894) 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 Shoshone is located within Shoshone Division of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shoshone 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 Shoshone: Bottoms, Naples.

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


Total Population 1,646
Population in Households 1,634
Population in Familes 1,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,440
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 595
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 431
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $132,474
Average Home Value $169,750


Median Household Income $42,021
Average Household Income $52,497
Per Capita Income $17,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.93% 1.61%
Households 1.5% 1.28%
Families 3.43% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Shoshone, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shoshone 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 # 72 69th
Population Density1 # 71 69th
Diversity Index2 # 17 93rd
Median Household Income # 121 47th
Per Capita Income # 192 16th

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