Moscow, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Moscow, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Moscow had a population of 25,601 as of July 1, 2018. 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 46.7324 and longitude -117.0002 in Latah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moscow 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.

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

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  1. Moscow 2018 Demographic Data
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Moscow, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,601
Population in Households 22,495
Population in Familes 13,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,106
Population Density2 3,724
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $38,626
Average Household Income $54,204
Per Capita Income $21,886


Total Housing Units 10,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,982 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,825 (55.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $241,935
Average Home Value $259,744


Total Households 9,807
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,579
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 0.89% 0.84%
Households 0.8% 0.88%
Families 0.67% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.13%

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, 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 # 13 95th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 102 56th
Median Household Income # 173 24th
Per Capita Income # 126 45th

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