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The City of Mud Lake had a population of 329 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.8413 and longitude -112.4761 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mud Lake 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 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.

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Mud Lake, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 329 (100%)
Population in Households 329 (100.0%)
Population in Families 303 (92.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,310
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $57,550
Average Household Income $65,593
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $18,551
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $236,111
Average Home Value $283,750
Housing Affordability Index3 157


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 3.83
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.04% 1.13%
Households 0.99% 1.14%
Families 0.38% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
Owner Occupied HU   1.32%

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, 2021 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 # 160 30th
Population Density # 29 88th
Median Household Income # 89 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 152 67th
Per Capita Income # 214 6th
Diversity Index # 15 94th

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