Elk City, Idaho
|Elk City, Idaho|
|• Total||2.510 sq mi (6.50 km2)|
|• Land||2.506 sq mi (6.49 km2)|
|• Water||0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||4,006 ft (1,221 m)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||80/sq mi (31/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||396453|
Elk City is located at  at an elevation of 4,006 feet (1,221 m) above sea level. Located at the eastern end of State Highway 14, it is 50 miles (80 km) east of Grangeville, the nearest city. Elk City has a post office with ZIP code 83525.,
This climatic region is typified by 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, Elk City has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
Elk City was the site of a gold strike in 1861, as prospectors rushed south from Pierce, two years before the formation of the Idaho Territory. In the 1870s, Chinese miners leased the claims but were later driven out by mistreatment. Quartz lode operations began in 1902 and dredging in 1935.
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- "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Elk City, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-27
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ZIP Code Lookup
- Climate Summary for Elk City, Idaho
- "Idaho for the Curious", by Cort Conley, ©1982, ISBN 0-9603566-3-0, p.129
- Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 97.
- Elk City Hotel
- Idaho County.org - county history
- Idaho Gold.net - Idaho County gold
- Air Nav.com - Elk City Airport
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