Atomic City, Idaho

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Population in 2019: 27 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.0%
 
Males: 11  (40.9%)
Females: 16  (59.1%)
Median resident age:

65.0 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 83215, 83221.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,904 (it was $9,375 in 2000)
Atomic City:

$36,904
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,032 (it was $16,276 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $79,217 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Atomic City:

$79,217
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,027; detached houses: $112,325
March 2019 cost of living index in Atomic City: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 34.9%
(34.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Atomic City, ID (2019)
    • 4295.5%White alone
    • 24.5%Two or more races
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Latest news from Atomic City, ID collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: European (86.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5015 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 265 people per square mile   (very low).

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14 residents are foreign born (31.8% Europe).

This city:

31.8%
Idaho:

6.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Atomic City city:

0.6% ($467)
Idaho:

1.0% ($1,007)

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

Distribution of median household income in Atomic City, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Atomic City, ID in 2019

Atomic City satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Idaho:

4.8%

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 significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1830% 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 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 134.8 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) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Atomic 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 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 (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (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)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Atomic City Fire Department Mobile Unit (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Atomic City:

Marital status in Atomic City, ID
  • Never married: 8.7%
  • Now married: 8.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 17.6%
  • Divorced: 61.0%

For population 25 years and over in Atomic City:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 68.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.0
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other27,10675
Catholic1,9925
Mainline Protestant1,1888
Evangelical Protestant75713
None14,564-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Atomic City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($296.30)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($111.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($296.30)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($37.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($74.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($37.04)

Atomic City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($222.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1111.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($37.04)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($37.04)

Atomic City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $209,000 ($7740.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $209,000 ($7740.74)

Atomic City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($1444.44)

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Idaho average:

8.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bonneville County, ID  1.52% ($47,237 average AGI)
from Bannock County, ID  1.01% ($38,862)
from Madison County, ID  0.23% ($28,714)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Idaho average:

7.05%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bonneville County, ID  1.64% ($43,250 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  1.13% ($36,158)
to Ada County, ID  0.31% ($38,809)

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)

Atomic City fatal accident list:

May 3, 2015 07:52 PM, Main Rd, Us-26, Lat: 43.445103, Lon: -112.781889, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 8, 2014 03:53 PM, Us-20, Lat: 43.522789, Lon: -112.734717, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atomic City, ID
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 28.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atomic City, ID
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Atomic City compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age 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.
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