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Salmon, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Salmon had a population of 3,368 as of July 1, 2019. Salmon ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Salmon is located at latitude 45.1758 and longitude -113.8959 in Lemhi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salmon encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lemhi County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,944 feet.

The City of Salmon (GNIS ID: 2411770) 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 Salmon is located within Salmon Division of Lemhi County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salmon: Salmon City.

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Salmon, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Salmon, ID Housing Affordability Index is 89
State of Idaho Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Salmon, ID Wealth Index is 44
State of Idaho Wealth Index is 76
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,368 (100%)
Population in Households 3,337 (99.1%)
Population in Families 2,530 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 31 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,344
Diversity Index2 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,013
Average Household Income $47,478
Per Capita Income $21,962
Wealth Index4 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,028 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $189,595
Housing Affordability Index3 89
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,554
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 916
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.81% 0.69%
Households 0.93% 0.76%
Families 1.31% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Salmon, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salmon to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 44 81st
Population Density # 82 64th
Diversity Index # 194 15th
Median Household Income # 218 4th
Per Capita Income # 144 37th

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