Banks, Idaho

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Banks, Idaho
Census-designated place
Banks, Idaho is located in Idaho
Banks, Idaho
Banks, Idaho
Coordinates: 44°04′54″N 116°07′26″W / 44.08167°N 116.12389°W / 44.08167; -116.12389Coordinates: 44°04′54″N 116°07′26″W / 44.08167°N 116.12389°W / 44.08167; -116.12389
Country United States
State Idaho
County Boise
 • Total 2.249 sq mi (5.82 km2)
 • Land 2.209 sq mi (5.72 km2)
 • Water 0.040 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 2,881 ft (878 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17
 • Density 7.6/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83602
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 396068[1]

Banks is an unincorporated census-designated place in Boise County, Idaho, United States. Banks is located on Idaho State Highway 55 12 miles (19 km) north-northeast of Horseshoe Bend. Banks has a post office with ZIP code 83602.[2] As of the 2010 census, its population was 17.[3]

The North and South forks of the Payette River meet at Banks, which makes it a popular destination for people rafting or kayaking on the Payette River. The "Main" run of the Payette River begins at Banks, while the "Staircase" run on the South Fork ends at Banks.


This climatic region has large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Banks has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. [4]