Challis, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Challis, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Challis had a population of 1,033 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Challis is located at latitude 44.5052 and longitude -114.2272 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Challis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,253 feet.

The City of Challis (GNIS ID: 2409432) 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 Challis is located within Challis Division of Custer County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Challis: Garden City.

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Challis, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,033
Population in Households 1,030
Population in Familes 814
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 561
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $42,309
Average Household Income $53,690
Per Capita Income $23,955


Total Housing Units 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $163,889
Average Home Value $178,011


Total Households 482
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.55% -0.67%
Households -0.49% -0.59%
Families 1.21% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Challis, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Challis to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 89 61st
Population Density # 157 31st
Diversity Index # 149 35th
Median Household Income # 137 40th
Per Capita Income # 88 62nd

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