Swan Valley, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Swan Valley, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Swan Valley had a population of 232 as of July 1, 2020. Swan Valley ranks in the lower 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 Swan Valley is located at latitude 43.456 and longitude -111.3416 in Bonneville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Swan Valley encompass a land area of 11.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Bonneville County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,315 feet.

The City of Swan Valley (GNIS ID: 2412020) 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 Swan Valley is located within Swan Valley Division of Bonneville County.


Swan Valley, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 232 (100%)
Population in Households 232 (100.0%)
Population in Families 195 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 20
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $54,868
Average Household Income $77,471
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $32,388
Wealth Index5 89


Total HU (Housing Units) 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $303,571
Average Home Value $396,519
Housing Affordability Index3 118


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.26% 1.99%
Households 1.3% 2.01%
Families 1.12% 1.57%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   1.69%


Swan Valley, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swan Valley 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 # 177 22nd
Population Density # 223 2nd
Median Household Income # 71 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 60 26th
Per Capita Income # 33 86th
Diversity Index # 222 3rd

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