Huetter, Idaho

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Huetter, Idaho
City of Huetter
Welcome sign (partially blurred due to copyright)
Welcome sign (partially blurred due to copyright)
Location of Huetter in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Location of Huetter in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Huetter, Idaho is located in the United States
Huetter, Idaho
Huetter, Idaho
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 47°42′14″N 116°50′56″W / 47.70389°N 116.84889°W / 47.70389; -116.84889Coordinates: 47°42′14″N 116°50′56″W / 47.70389°N 116.84889°W / 47.70389; -116.84889
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyKootenai
Incorporated1905
Founded byJohn Theodore Huetter[1]
Government
 • MayorBradley Keene
Area
 • Total0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
 • Land0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,142 ft (653 m)
Population
 • Total100
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
111
 • Density2,333.33/sq mi (893.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)208
FIPS code16-39070
GNIS feature ID0396678

Huetter is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 100 at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography

Huetter is located at 47°42′14″N 116°50′56″W / 47.70389°N 116.84889°W / 47.70389; -116.84889 (47.703759, -116.848870).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.04 square miles (26 acres; 0.10 km2), all land. This makes Huetter the smallest incorporated city in the United States in terms of area.[7]

Mayoral controversy

Bradley Keene and Jennifer Brown were among a group of young people who attempted a takeover of Huetter by running for mayor and city councilor, respectively, in 2007. Keene was elected, ousting longtime mayor Jackie Meeks, as was Brown; just 32 people voted in the election.[8]

However, a District judge ruled in May 2008 that Keene and Brown were ineligible to serve their term because the county had kicked them off voter registration rolls earlier in the year, a result of them not responding to challenges of their Huetter residency during the election. Keene then appealed the decision. In the ensuing two years Huetter had no official mayor, due to the litigation over the position; however, Keene had been serving as acting mayor since being elected to the city council in 2009.

Finally, in 2010, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled that the District Court had misinterpreted state statute in concluding that Keene's and Brown's positions became vacant when their voter registration was temporarily canceled after their election. The opinion reversed the removal of Keene and Brown (who later moved out of Huetter, and her council position was filled). Keene was re-elected mayor in 2011, running unopposed.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
195084
196011435.7%
197049−57.0%
19806532.7%
19908226.2%
20009617.1%
20101004.2%
Est. 2017111[3]11.0%

2010 census

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 100 people, 42 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,333.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,287.0/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 1,600.0 per square mile (617.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.0% White, 1.0% African American, 3.0% Native American, 1.0% Asian, and 7.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 42 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.6% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.55.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 14% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 38% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.0% male and 45.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 96 people, 37 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 9,044.4 people per square mile (3,706.6/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 3,674.3 per square mile (1,505.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.50% White, 2.08% Native American, 3.12% from other races, and 7.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 37 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 21.9% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 134.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 148.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $22,083. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $51,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,121. There were 23.8% of families and 30.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.8% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References

  1. ^ Brick and Clay Record, Volumes 16-17 (United States, 1902), ISBN 978-1130304381
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 26, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population of Cities in Idaho (2018)". World Population Review. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Huetter city, Idaho". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  8. ^ Idaho high court reinstates Huetter officials - Spokesman.com - Nov. 24, 2010
  9. ^ Court says Huetter mayor can stay in office - Political - Mobile Adv
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.