Challis, ID 83226 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 83226: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Challis, ID 83226

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Custer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.503, Longitude -114.224
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 166
  • PO Box Addresses: 680
  • Residential Addresses: 453
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 453

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Challis, ID 83226 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,425
Daytime Population: Workers 952
Daytime Population: Residents 1,203
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 2,413
Population in Familes 1,888
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $41,165
Average Household Income $55,472
Per Capita Income $25,034


Total Housing Units 1,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 821 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $165,892
Average Home Value $172,990


Total Households 1,091
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 690
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 -0.95% -1.11%
Households -0.92% -1.11%
Families -1.09% -1.19%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Challis, ID 83226 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 83226 to the other 275 ZIP Codes 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 # 97 65th
Population Density # 224 19th
Diversity Index # 156 44th
Median Household Income # 173 37th
Per Capita Income # 88 68th

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