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Population in 2012: 1,083 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.1%
Males: 578  (53.4%)
Females: 505  (46.6%)

Median resident age:  42.0 years
Idaho median age:  43.6 years

Zip codes: 83226.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,995 (it was $29,904 in 2000)
Challis:

$24,995
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,279

Challis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,784 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Challis:

$111,784
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,535; Detached houses: $127,021; Townhouses or other attached units: $260,331; Mobile homes: $62,868; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,010

Median gross rent in 2012: $602.

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Challis races chart
  • White alone - 976 (90.3%)
  • Hispanic - 78 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.09%)

Races in Challis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Challis: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (23.3%), German (19.2%), Irish (13.3%), United States (8.1%), French (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5288 feet

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 609 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Challis:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Challis city:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.3%
Idaho:  5.6%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Challis, Idaho as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Challis to the number of sex offenders is 361 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $571 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $490 (0.4%)

Challis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boise, ID (117.3 miles , pop. 185,787).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (417.1 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (753.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Clayton, ID (4.4 miles) , Patterson, ID (5.0 miles) , Stanley, ID (6.4 miles) , Leadore, ID (6.7 miles) , Salmon, ID (7.0 miles ), Forney, ID (7.1 miles) , Mackay, ID (7.1 miles ), Sun Valley, ID (7.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $37,800
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $5,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.50 N, Longitude: 114.23 W

Area code: 208

Challis household income distribution Challis home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Challis by Year
Type 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0002100
per 100,000 0.00.00.0230.1111.70.00.0
Robberies 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0014120
per 100,000 0.00.0115.2460.3111.7183.00.0
Burglaries 2351205
per 100,000 225.0347.2576.0115.1223.50.0463.4
Thefts 1112820295
per 100,000 1237.31388.9921.72301.5223.5823.4463.4
Auto thefts 1000101
per 100,000 112.50.00.00.0111.70.092.7
Arson 0000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.092.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.9) 77.383.1104.3391.7151.272.460.8

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Crime rate in Challis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Idaho average:

1.77

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Idaho:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -170 (-15.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (31%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Challis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 423% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 36.3 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 14.0 miles away from Challis center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 16.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/7/1994 at 13:30:03, a magnitude 5.0 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 11.1 miles away from Challis center
On 8/20/1999 at 13:50:25, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 73.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Challis, ID

Airports and heliports located in Challis:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Challis:

  • Boise State University (about 117 miles; Boise, ID; Full-time enrollment: 12,874)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 129 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 131 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 134 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 3,157)
  • Idaho State University (about 144 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • The University of Montana (about 164 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Montana State University (about 176 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)

Public high school in Challis:

Public elementary/middle school in Challis:

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Library in Challis:

  • CHALLIS PUBLIC (Operating income: $34,966; Location: 6TH AND MAIN ST; 15,017 books; 287 audio materials; 516 video materials; 51 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Ketchum is 117 miles not 57 miles and boise is 179 miles not 130

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Notable locations in Challis: Bureau of Land Management Challis Field Office (A), Challis Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: The Village Inn (On USHighway 93), Challis Motor Lodge & Lounge (Corner Of Main & Highway).

 
Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CHALLIS CITY OF (Population served: 847, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2001 and OCT-22-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2003)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
VALLEY JUNCTION GROCERY AND DELI (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.7%
(32.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.2%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Challis, ID

9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Challis compared to Idaho state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Challis (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Custer County Branch at Fourth And Main, branch established on 1943/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Challis travel time to work - commute


Challis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Challis city (based on Custer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.73%
Here27.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents72.4%12.5%5.8%4.0%5.3%
Congregations40.0%10.0%20.0%10.0%20.0%
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: 3
Custer County:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Custer County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Custer County:

14.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

16.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

26.5%
Idaho:

25.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,726$34,3560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,100
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,578$30,9360$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,912$39,6480$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,619
Local Libraries 0$0 4$1,975
Totals for Government 6$18,216$36,43211$4,694

Challis government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($133.89)
    Regular Highways: $87,000 ($80.33)
    Financial Administration: $74,000 ($68.33)
    Sewerage: $51,000 ($47.09)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($41.55)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($25.85)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($9.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($9.23)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($8.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($24.93)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($19.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($17.54)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($10.16)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($6.46)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($4.62)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($4.62)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($3.69)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $213,000 ($196.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($11.08)

Challis government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $71,000 ($65.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($17.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($21.24)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($20.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $168,000 ($155.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $90,000 ($83.10)
    General Support: $36,000 ($33.24)
    All Other: $8,000 ($7.39)
  • Tax - Property: $147,000 ($135.73)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($3.69)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.77)

Challis government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $249,000 ($229.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $224,000 ($206.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($23.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $313,000 ($289.01)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($48.94)

10.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.91%
Idaho average:

9.61%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ada County, ID  0.86% ($35,615 average AGI)
from Bannock County, ID  0.67% ($30,000)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.67% ($18,400)


10.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Idaho average:

8.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ada County, ID  0.87% ($37,769 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  0.67% ($22,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Challis:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Challis:

  • K204CC (88.7 FM; CHALLIS, ETC., ID; Owner: CHALLIS MISSION CHURCH)
  • KECH-FM (95.3 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYZK (107.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KSKI-FM (103.7 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIKX (104.7 FM; KETCHUM, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K216CY (91.1 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: BOISE ST. UNIV., ID ST BD OF EDUCA.)
  • KWRV (91.9 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K209AQ (89.7 FM; CHALLIS, ETC., ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • K232CL (94.3 FM; CHALLIS, ID; Owner: NORTH CUSTER RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Challis:

  • K07VI (Channel 7; CHALLIS, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K05CJ (Channel 5; CHALLIS, ID; Owner: THE POST COMPANY)
  • K10AW (Channel 10; CHALLIS, ID; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - S.E. IDAHO TV, L.L.C.)
  • K12LS (Channel 12; CHALLIS & ELLIS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Challis fatal accident list:

Aug 7, 1975 07:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $617,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 150
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,500

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Challis)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Challis, ID)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Challis, Pleasant Ave (Lat: 44.505250 Lon: -114.227639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WPQX956
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2010, Expiration Date: 11/17/2020, Certifier: Dennis Thornock
    Registrant: Jenness R. Butterfield, 1101 East Main Avenue, Challis, ID 83226, Phone: (208) 879-2281, Fax: (208) 879-5211, Email:
  • Pahsimeroi, Grouse Peak Electronic Site, Section (Lat: 44.552500 Lon: -114.089444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WPQX957
    Assigned Frequencies: 6715.62 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2010, Expiration Date: 11/17/2020, Certifier: Dennis Thornock
    Registrant: Custer Telephone Co-Op., Inc., 1101 East Main Avenue, Challis, ID 83226, Phone: (208) 879-2281, Fax: (208) 879-5211, Email:
  • CHALLIS, Main St (Lat: 44.505194 Lon: -114.227556), Structure height: 3.7 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: WBA890
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.40 MHz, 2125.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2010
    Registrant: Kraskin, Lesse & Cosson, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw Suite 520, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 296-8890, Fax: (202) 296-8893, Email:
  • GROUSE PEAK, 8.25 Mi Ne Of Challis (Lat: 44.531583 Lon: -114.077000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WBB782
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2012, Expiration Date: 08/18/2022
    Registrant: State Of Idaho, Military Division, 700 South Stratford Drive, Building 6, Boise, ID 83720-0076, Phone: (208) 288-4000, Fax: (208) 288-2605, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Challis County Courthouse, 211 Main Street (Lat: 44.507139 Lon: -114.230056), Call Sign: KNKP853, Licensee ID: L00001616
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009
    Registrant: Teton Communications, Inc., 545 Utah Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-0000

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Challis Municipal Airport (Lat: 44.527139 Lon: -114.218944), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: KRD8, Licensee ID: L00016110
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/1997, Expiration Date: 11/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2003
    Registrant: Middle Fork Aviation Inc, Challis Mun Airport Lots 2 & 3, Challis, ID 83226

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC2AKE, Licensee ID: L00752610
    Grant Date: 09/13/2006, Expiration Date: 12/09/2016, Certifier: Jeff Moore
    Registrant: Jeff Moore, Hc 63 Box 1798, Challis, ID 83226
  • Call Sign: KC7PWK, Licensee ID: L00370412
    Grant Date: 03/16/2006, Expiration Date: 03/18/2016, Certifier: Luther B Hartshorn
    Registrant: Luther B Hartshorn, Challis, ID 83226
  • Call Sign: WA7WOW
    Grant Date: 09/16/1997, Expiration Date: 09/16/2007, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2009
    Registrant: Richard L Bowman, Box 1071 Wilson Ln, Challis, ID 83226-1071
  • Call Sign: WB7CWM
    Grant Date: 09/16/1997, Expiration Date: 09/16/2007, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2009
    Registrant: Beverly L Bowman, Wilson Ln, Challis, ID 83226-1071


FAA Registered Aircraft:

25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Challis)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Challis, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1774.8 years
Mary1086.2 years
George1078.7 years
Frank975.2 years
Charles968.8 years
John972.1 years
Helen778.3 years
Kenneth780.5 years
Margaret680.7 years
Donald679.8 years
Most common last names in Challis, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson881.6 years
Piva881.9 years
Leuzinger773.4 years
Hammond676.3 years
Williams679.7 years
Burstedt588.2 years
Ebberts577.4 years
Corrigan568.6 years
Sullivan574.8 years
Miller480.2 years
Businesses in Challis, ID
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Challis on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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