Smelterville, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smelterville, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Smelterville had a population of 595 as of July 1, 2016. Smelterville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smelterville is located at latitude 47.5424 and longitude -116.1774 in Shoshone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smelterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shoshone County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,234 feet.

The City of Smelterville (GNIS ID: 2411909) 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 Smelterville is located within Kellogg Division of Shoshone County.

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


Total Population 595
Population in Households 595
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,921
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $155,460


Median Household Income $22,608
Average Household Income $41,647
Per Capita Income $19,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.82%
Households -0.69% -0.69%
Families -0.21% -0.94%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Smelterville, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smelterville 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 # 124 45th
Population Density1 # 49 79th
Diversity Index2 # 112 52nd
Median Household Income # 227 0th
Per Capita Income # 137 40th

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