Moscow, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moscow, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Moscow had a population of 25,597 as of July 1, 2017. Moscow 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 Moscow is located at latitude 46.7306 and longitude -116.9989 in Latah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moscow (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Latah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,579 feet.

The City of Moscow (GNIS ID: 2411172) 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 Moscow is located within Moscow Division of Latah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moscow population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moscow: Hog Heaven, Paradise Valley, S'maqw'l.

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Moscow, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,597
Daytime Population: Workers 13,032
Daytime Population: Residents 13,101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 22,434
Population in Familes 13,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,163
Population Density2 3,723
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $35,509
Average Household Income $53,062
Per Capita Income $21,409


Total Housing Units 10,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,924 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,852 (55.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 723 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $221,151
Average Home Value $240,223


Total Households 9,776
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,629
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.01% 0.82%
Households 0.87% 0.84%
Families 0.91% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Moscow, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moscow 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 # 13 95th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 102 56th
Median Household Income # 185 19th
Per Capita Income # 113 51st

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