Atomic City, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Atomic City, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Atomic City had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2020. Atomic City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Atomic City is located at latitude 43.4449 and longitude -112.8128 in Bingham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atomic City encompass a land area of 0.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bingham County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,013 feet.

The City of Atomic City (GNIS ID: 2409751) 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 Atomic City is located within Atomic City Division of Bingham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atomic City: Midway.


Atomic City, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 27 (100%)
Population in Households 27 (100.0%)
Population in Families 24 (88.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 340
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $47,403
Average Household Income $62,357
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $19,947
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (24.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (66.0%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $188,636
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 1.59
Family Households 14
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.37% 0.73%
Households 0.59% 1.15%
Families 5.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Atomic City, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atomic City to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 223 2nd
Population Density # 176 23rd
Median Household Income # 138 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 33 15th
Per Capita Income # 186 19th
Diversity Index # 49 79th

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