Genesee, Idaho

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Genesee, Idaho
City
Location of Genesee in Latah County, Idaho.
Location of Genesee in Latah County, Idaho.
Coordinates: 46°33.0′N 116°55.5′W / 46.5500°N 116.9250°W / 46.5500; -116.9250Coordinates: 46°33.0′N 116°55.5′W / 46.5500°N 116.9250°W / 46.5500; -116.9250
Country United States
State Idaho
County Latah
Government
 • Mayor Steve Odenborg
Area[1]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 2,680 ft (820 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 955
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 958
 • Density 1,560.26/sq mi (602.56/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83832
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-30160
GNIS feature ID 0372829
Website www.cityofgenesee.com
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890282
1900731159.2%
19107421.5%
1920676−8.9%
1930555−17.9%
194067822.2%
1950552−18.6%
1960535−3.1%
197061915.7%
198079127.8%
1990725−8.3%
200094630.5%
20109551.0%
Est. 2016958[3]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Genesee is a city in Latah County, Idaho, United States. The population was 955 at the 2010 census, up from 946 in 2000.[5] The city was named for the Genesee region of western New York,[6][7] although it may also be a modification of the biblical Genesis.[8]

The first area of permanent settlement in the county, it was incorporated 128 years ago on October 23, 1889.[6][9]

Geography[edit]

Genesee is located at 46°33.0′N 116°55.5′W / 46.5500°N 116.9250°W / 46.5500; -116.9250 (46.5506, -116.9245).,[10] at an elevation of 2,680 feet (817 m) above sea level. Located in the Palouse region, it is approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of Moscow, about halfway to Lewiston. The city center is just east of US-95, and just north of the Nez Perce County line in Sections 13 and 14 of Township 37 North, Range 5 West.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), all of it land.[11]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 955 people, 370 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,447.0 inhabitants per square mile (558.7/km2). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 606.1 per square mile (234.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 370 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 9.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 946 people, 355 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,456.6 people per square mile (561.9/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 582.0 per square mile (224.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.83% White, 0.11% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 355 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,167, and the median income for a family was $47,794. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $25,865 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,576. About 4.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture[edit]

Several scenes from the 1991 movie Talent for the Game were filmed in Genesee in the summer of 1990.[13][14][15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Genesee, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ a b White, Vera (October 20, 1989). "Genesee marks its 100th birthday". Idahonian. Moscow. p. 10A. 
  7. ^ Boone, Lalia Phipps (1983). From A to Z in Latah County, Idaho: A Place Name Dictionary. Moscow, ID: Idaho Place Name Project. 
  8. ^ Monroe, Julie R. (2006). Latah County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 29. ISBN 0738531332. OCLC 70259334. 
  9. ^ White, Vera (April 22, 1989). "Genesee: from boom times to bedroom town". Idahonian. Moscow. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ Harriman, Peter (July 18, 1990). "Our own 'Field of Dreams'". Idahonian. Moscow. p. A1. 
  14. ^ Harriman, Peter (August 9, 1990). "Talent for 'Americana'". Idahonian. Moscow. p. 1A. 
  15. ^ "Cameras will draw a crowd". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. July 30, 1990. p. A2. 
  16. ^ "Palouse baseball movie strikes out in Florida". Idahonian. Moscow. Associated Press. May 25, 1991. p. A1. 

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