Mountain Home, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Mountain Home, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Home had a population of 14,186 as of July 1, 2018. Mountain Home ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain Home is located at latitude 43.1329 and longitude -115.6912 in Elmore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Home encompass a land area of 6.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Elmore County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,146 feet.

The City of Mountain Home (GNIS ID: 2411185) 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 Mountain Home is located within Mountain Home Division of Elmore County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Home: Tuttville.

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


Total Population 14,186
Population in Households 14,072
Population in Familes 11,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 2,329
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $50,952
Average Household Income $63,727
Per Capita Income $25,522


Total Housing Units 6,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,172 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,493 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 634 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $151,857
Average Home Value $197,243


Total Households 5,665
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,683
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 -0.02% 0.19%
Households 0.04% 0.22%
Families -0.01% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Mountain Home, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Home 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 # 18 93rd
Population Density # 25 89th
Diversity Index # 59 74th
Median Household Income # 74 68th
Per Capita Income # 66 71st

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