Mud Lake, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mud Lake, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Mud Lake had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2017. Mud Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mud Lake is located at latitude 43.8427 and longitude -112.4795 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mud Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,790 feet.

The City of Mud Lake (GNIS ID: 2411190) 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 Mud Lake is located within Mud Lake-Hamer Division of Jefferson County.

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


Total Population 309
Daytime Population: Workers 15
Daytime Population: Residents 144
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 159
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,165
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $42,541
Average Household Income $51,889
Per Capita Income $14,624


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $131,696


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 3.86
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.83% 0.83%
Households 0.71% 0.98%
Families -0.21% 0.6%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Mud Lake, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mud Lake 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 # 161 29th
Population Density # 34 85th
Diversity Index # 14 94th
Median Household Income # 118 48th
Per Capita Income # 221 3rd

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