Menan, Idaho

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Menan, Idaho
City
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Idaho
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 43°43′14″N 111°59′42″W / 43.72056°N 111.99500°W / 43.72056; -111.99500Coordinates: 43°43′14″N 111°59′42″W / 43.72056°N 111.99500°W / 43.72056; -111.99500
Country United States
State Idaho
County Jefferson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,806 ft (1,465 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 741
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 744
 • Density 712.5/sq mi (275.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83434
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-52030
GNIS feature ID 0400233

Menan is a city in Jefferson County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Idaho Falls, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 741 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Menan was the first settlement of Latter-day Saints in the Snake River Valley. It was founded in 1879.[4]

Geography[edit]

Menan is located at 43°43′14″N 111°59′42″W / 43.72056°N 111.99500°W / 43.72056; -111.99500 (43.720520, -111.994914).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 294
1920 393 33.7%
1930 384 −2.3%
1940 432 12.5%
1950 430 −0.5%
1960 496 15.3%
1970 545 9.9%
1980 605 11.0%
1990 601 −0.7%
2000 707 17.6%
2010 741 4.8%
Est. 2015 754 [6] 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Menan is home to a large Fourth of July celebration every year. (Held on the 5th when the 4th is a Sunday). This celebration includes games, food, a duck race, games, and fun for all ages. The fireworks at dark rival, in height, Idaho Falls famous Melaleuca fireworks. As Menan is away from any airport, the size restrictions are negated. there are typically thousands of people who turn out from surrounding areas for this yearly celebration.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 741 people, 259 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 712.5 inhabitants per square mile (275.1/km2). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 267.3 per square mile (103.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.2% Native American, 4.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.4% of the population.

There were 259 households of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.8% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.31.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 30.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 707 people, 220 households, and 187 families residing in the city. The population density was 745.0 people per square mile (287.3/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 245.5 per square mile (94.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.13% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 11.32% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.43% of the population.

There were 220 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,406, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $29,531 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,464. About 7.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Earl W. Bascom, rodeo champion, cowboy artist, inventor, Hollywood actor, Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, PRCA Hall of Fame Pioneer Awardee, "father of modern rodeo"
  • Weldon Bascom, rodeo champion, Hollywood actor, Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, PRCA Hall of Fame Pioneer Awardee
  • Cecil Jones, Nation Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee

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. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 488
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.