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Arco, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Arco had a population of 908 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Arco is located at latitude 43.6319 and longitude -113.3026 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arco (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,325 feet.

The City of Arco (GNIS ID: 2409725) 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 Arco is located within Arco Division of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arco population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Arco, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 908
Daytime Population: Workers 2,268
Daytime Population: Residents 496
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,764
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.04
Population in Households 897
Population in Familes 739
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 857
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $33,406
Average Household Income $51,010
Per Capita Income $20,199


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $107,540
Average Home Value $138,610


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.25% -1.36%
Households -1.42% -1.48%
Families -0.22% -1.65%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Arco, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arco to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 98 57th
Population Density # 119 48th
Diversity Index # 112 52nd
Median Household Income # 209 8th
Per Capita Income # 137 40th

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