Smelterville, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smelterville, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Smelterville had a population of 572 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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


Total Population 572
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 404
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 463
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 572
Population in Familes 396
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,847
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $23,229
Average Household Income $42,396
Per Capita Income $20,111


Total Housing Units 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $127,273
Average Home Value $153,274


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 146
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 -1.26% -0.96%
Households -1.17% -0.95%
Families -0.73% -1.12%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

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, 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 # 127 44th
Population Density # 52 78th
Diversity Index # 119 48th
Median Household Income # 227 0th
Per Capita Income # 139 39th

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