Smelterville, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Smelterville, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Smelterville had a population of 603 as of July 1, 2018. Smelterville 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 Smelterville is located at latitude 47.5424 and longitude -116.1774 in Shoshone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smelterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shoshone County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,234 feet.

The City of Smelterville (GNIS ID: 2411909) 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 Smelterville is located within Kellogg Division of Shoshone County.

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Smelterville, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 603
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 420
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,947
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $24,758
Average Household Income $43,409
Per Capita Income $20,509


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $130,147
Average Home Value $153,846


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 152
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 -0.47% -0.5%
Households -0.4% -0.48%
Families -0.16% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Smelterville, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smelterville 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 # 124 46th
Population Density # 51 78th
Diversity Index # 116 50th
Median Household Income # 226 1st
Per Capita Income # 157 31st

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