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Butte City, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Butte City had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Butte City is located at latitude 43.6099 and longitude -113.2442 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Butte City encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,321 feet.

The City of Butte City (GNIS ID: 2409950) 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 Butte City is located within Arco Division of Butte County.


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


Total Population 86 (100%)
Population in Households 86 (100.0%)
Population in Families 71 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 508
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $55,391
Average Household Income $81,955
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $31,745
Wealth Index5 96


Total HU (Housing Units) 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $210,294
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 31
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 1.48% 0.91%
Households 1.55% 0.41%
Families 3.4% 0.64%
Median Household Income   -0.71%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
Owner Occupied HU   1.12%


Butte City, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butte 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 # 211 8th
Population Density # 163 29th
Median Household Income # 67 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 10 4th
Per Capita Income # 37 84th
Diversity Index # 166 27th

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