Elk River, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elk River, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Elk River had a population of 126 as of July 1, 2017. Elk River ranks in the lower 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 Elk River is located at latitude 46.7831 and longitude -116.1811 in Clearwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clearwater County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,848 feet.

The City of Elk River (GNIS ID: 2410427) 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 Elk River is located within Elk River Division of Clearwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk River 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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Elk River, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 126
Daytime Population: Workers 64
Daytime Population: Residents 80
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 126
Population in Familes 102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 850
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,633
Average Household Income $63,788
Per Capita Income $31,461


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (34.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (58.2%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $238,596


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.11% -0.32%
Households 0.21% -0.3%
Families 4.62% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

Elk River, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk River 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 # 200 12th
Population Density # 121 47th
Diversity Index # 224 2nd
Median Household Income # 88 62nd
Per Capita Income # 17 93rd

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