Midvale, Idaho

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Midvale, Idaho
City
Location of Midvale, Idaho
Location of Midvale, Idaho
Coordinates: 44°28′14″N 116°44′3″W / 44.47056°N 116.73417°W / 44.47056; -116.73417Coordinates: 44°28′14″N 116°44′3″W / 44.47056°N 116.73417°W / 44.47056; -116.73417
Country United States
State Idaho
County Washington
Government
 • Mayor Ed Meyer
Area[1]
 • Total 2.87 sq mi (7.43 km2)
 • Land 2.79 sq mi (7.23 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 2,543 ft (775 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 171
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 167
 • Density 61.3/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83645
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-52750
GNIS feature ID 0396891
Website midvaleidaho.com

Midvale is a city in Washington County, Idaho, United States. The population was 171 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The city was named when the valley in which it stands was called Middle Valley. The first settlers came in 1868 and in 1876 a post office and school were begun. In 1884 the Middle Valley Ditch was undertaken: in 1885 the first store was built, and in 1898 the P&IN Rail Road came through. From 1870 to 1900 stock raising was the chief industry, but today Midvale serves a diversified farming area.[4] Midvale is the hometown of former U.S. Senator, Larry Craig.

Geography[edit]

Midvale is located at an elevation of 2,543 feet (775 m) above sea level.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.87 square miles (7.43 km2), of which, 2.79 square miles (7.23 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1]

Highway[edit]

  • US 95.svg - US 95 - primary north-south highway in Idaho

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 380
1920 278 −26.8%
1930 203 −27.0%
1940 262 29.1%
1950 231 −11.8%
1960 211 −8.7%
1970 176 −16.6%
1980 205 16.5%
1990 110 −46.3%
2000 176 60.0%
2010 171 −2.8%
source:[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 171 people, 77 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 61.3 inhabitants per square mile (23.7/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 35.8 per square mile (13.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 4.1% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.

There were 77 households of which 15.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.56.

The median age in the city was 53.3 years. 13.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 29.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 176 people, 75 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 514.0 people per square mile (199.9/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 242.4 per square mile (94.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.59% White, 2.27% Native American, 0.57% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 30.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,444, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,530. About 23.4% of families and 28.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ *Fisher, Vardis; Federal Writers' Project (1938). "Section VII Cities, Towns And Villages". Idaho Encyclopedia. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 395. OCLC 962624. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 96.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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