Atomic City, Idaho

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Population in 2013: 29 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.0%
 
Males: 13  (46.9%)
Females: 16  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  59.8 years
Idaho median age:  43.6 years

Zip codes: 83215, 83221.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,995 (it was $9,375 in 2000)
Atomic City:

$24,995
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,345 (it was $16,276 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $142,573 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Atomic City:

$142,573
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $48,408; Detached houses: $48,408
Atomic City races chart
  • White alone - 28 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (3.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Atomic City: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (27.9%), English (16.3%), German (16.3%), Italian (7.0%), Welsh (7.0%), Dutch (4.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5015 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 285 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Atomic City:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 68.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atomic City city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 83.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (0.3%)

Atomic City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (39.3 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (473.3 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (686.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Howe, ID (4.3 miles ), Rockford, ID (4.7 miles ), Butte City, ID (5.0 miles) , Moreland, ID (5.0 miles ), Groveland, ID (5.2 miles ), Arco, ID (5.3 miles ), Blackfoot, ID (5.4 miles ), Mud Lake, ID (5.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.44 N, Longitude: 112.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Atomic City household income distribution Atomic City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).

Average climate in Atomic City, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Atomic City-area historical earthquake activity is near Idaho state average. It is 266% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 132.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from Atomic City center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 315.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 133.8 miles away from Atomic City center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bingham County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Atomic City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atomic City:

  • Idaho State University (about 45 miles; Pocatello, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,350)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 58 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 103 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Utah State University (about 129 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 162 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Boise State University (about 171 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Montana State University (about 177 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)

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Bingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Atomic City and their reported violations in the past:

ATOMIC CITY (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-20-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-06-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
Average household size:
This city:  1.7 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.9%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Atomic City compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Atomic City travel time to work - commute Atomic City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (21%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Atomic City city (based on Bingham County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.16%
Here: 70.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMennonite Church USA
Adherents81.7%10.8%1.4%1.2%1.1%
Congregations72.6%6.0%3.6%1.2%1.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.0%0.7%0.6%0.5%1.0%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%3.6%4.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Bingham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bingham County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Bingham County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bingham County:

30.9%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

11.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$36
Totals for Government 0$0 1$36

Atomic City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($206.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($103.45)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($34.48)

Atomic City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($137.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($206.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($68.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($34.48)

Atomic City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($137.93)

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bonneville County, ID  1.38% ($30,615 average AGI)
from Bannock County, ID  1.10% ($24,896)
from Madison County, ID  0.30% ($20,689)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bonneville County, ID  1.65% ($34,329 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  1.18% ($22,768)
to Ada County, ID  0.23% ($21,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atomic City:

  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atomic City:

  • KID-FM (96.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCVI (101.5 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLCE (97.3 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KISU-FM (91.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBJX (107.9 FM; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • KLLP (98.5 FM; CHUBBUCK, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGI (102.5 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KPLV (105.5 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KPKY (94.9 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZBQ (93.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • K249CM (97.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K266AF (101.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atomic City:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KISU-TV (Channel 10; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, STATE OF IDAHO)
  • KIFI-TV (Channel 8; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: THE POST COMPANY)
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