Tensed, Idaho

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tensed, Idaho
City
Location in Benewah County and the state of Idaho
Location in Benewah County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 47°9′37″N 116°55′27″W / 47.16028°N 116.92417°W / 47.16028; -116.92417Coordinates: 47°9′37″N 116°55′27″W / 47.16028°N 116.92417°W / 47.16028; -116.92417
Country United States
State Idaho
County Benewah
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,562 ft (781 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 123
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 121
 • Density 647.4/sq mi (250.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83870
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-80200
GNIS feature ID 0375436
Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 80
1930 150 87.5%
1940 150 0.0%
1950 189 26.0%
1960 184 −2.6%
1970 151 −17.9%
1980 113 −25.2%
1990 90 −20.4%
2000 126 40.0%
2010 123 −2.4%
source:[4][5]

Tensed is a city in Benewah County, Idaho, United States. The population was 123 at the 2010 census, down from 126 in 2000.[4] The city is within the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, and is accessed by U.S. Route 95, the state's primary north-south highway.

The city was originally called Desmet, but the post office requested a change as that name was taken by nearby De Smet. The name was reversed to Temsed and then misspelled by the post office.

Geography[edit]

Tensed is located at 47°9′37″N 116°55′27″W / 47.16028°N 116.92417°W / 47.16028; -116.92417 (47.160284, -116.924304),[6] at an elevation of 2,562 feet (781 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 123 people, 58 households, and 30 families residing in the city. The population density was 647.4 inhabitants per square mile (250.0/km2). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 363.2 per square mile (140.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.1% White, 24.4% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 5.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 58 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 15.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 126 people, 58 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 695.9 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 359.0 per square mile (139.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.95% White, 14.29% Native American, 0.79% from other races, and 3.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 58 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $25,536. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $29,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,111. There were 27.0% of families and 37.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 82.1% of under eighteens and 5.9% of those over 64.

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. ^ a b Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Tensed, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-27
  5. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 99.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.