Smelterville, Idaho

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Smelterville, Idaho
City
Location of Smelterville, Idaho
Location of Smelterville, Idaho
Coordinates: 47°32′34″N 116°10′45″W / 47.54278°N 116.17917°W / 47.54278; -116.17917Coordinates: 47°32′34″N 116°10′45″W / 47.54278°N 116.17917°W / 47.54278; -116.17917
Country United States
State Idaho
County Shoshone
Area[1]
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,234 ft (681 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 627
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 623
 • Density 2,022.6/sq mi (780.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83868
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-75070
GNIS feature ID 0398144

Smelterville is a city in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States. The population was 627 at the 2010 census. Smelterville has recently gained prominence in the Silver Valley, due to the addition of a Wal-Mart store.

The town was named in 1929 by a voice vote of its residents; the other choices were Van Rena and Silver City (already used in southwestern Idaho).[4]

Geography[edit]

Smelterville is located at 47°32′34″N 116°10′45″W / 47.54278°N 116.17917°W / 47.54278; -116.17917 (47.542690, -116.179281),[5] at an elevation of 2,234 feet (681 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 200
1940 400 100.0%
1950 300 −25.0%
1960 1,127 275.7%
1970 967 −14.2%
1980 776 −19.8%
1990 464 −40.2%
2000 651 40.3%
2010 627 −3.7%
source:[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 627 people, 305 households, and 154 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,022.6 inhabitants per square mile (780.9 /km2). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 1,193.5 per square mile (460.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.5% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 305 households of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.5% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 42.6 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 651 people, 308 households, and 165 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,049.1 people per square mile (785.5/km²). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 1,117.4 per square mile (428.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.77% White, 0.15% African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 308 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,908, and the median income for a family was $30,341. Males had a median income of $26,029 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,572. About 15.5% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 12.5% 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. ^ Spokesman-Review - How about Swellterville? Some say town’s name conjures up a bad image - 1996-04-12
  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, 98.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.