Inkom, Idaho

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Inkom, Idaho
Ingacom (Shoshone Indian name for Red Hare)
City
Location in Bannock County and the state of Idaho
Location in Bannock County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°47′46″N 112°15′0″W / 42.79611°N 112.25000°W / 42.79611; -112.25000Coordinates: 42°47′46″N 112°15′0″W / 42.79611°N 112.25000°W / 42.79611; -112.25000
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bannock
Area[1]
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 4,544 ft (1,385 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 854
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 869
 • Density 1,154.1/sq mi (445.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83245
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-40330
GNIS feature ID 0396692

Inkom is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 854 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

1930 photo of Ingacom (Red Rabbit)

The Shoshone Indians named the area around present day Inkom, "Ingacom". A reference to the rock formation on the eastern side of town, where one can see the remnants of the "Red Hare". It was photographed in 1930 after the "ears" had been knocked off by vandals. The local creek was originally called "Rabbit River" but later changed to Rapid Creek as it is called today. The "Red Hare" is still there today.

Geography[edit]

Inkom is located at 42°47′46″N 112°15′0″W / 42.79611°N 112.25000°W / 42.79611; -112.25000 (42.796055, -112.249933).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 854 people, 288 households, and 222 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,154.1 inhabitants per square mile (445.6/km2). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 412.2 per square mile (159.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 288 households of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age in the city was 32.4 years. 33% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 738 people, 253 households, and 201 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,141.8 people per square mile (438.4/km²). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 406.9 per square mile (156.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.12% White, 0.27% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $22,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,501. About 8.0% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.