Challis, Idaho

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Population in 2013: 1,085 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.4%
Males: 608  (56.1%)
Females: 477  (43.9%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Idaho median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 83226.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,355 (it was $29,904 in 2000)
Challis:

$30,355
ID:

$46,783

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,687 (it was $15,803 in 2000)

Challis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $119,078 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Challis:

$119,078
ID:

$159,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $612.

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  • Races in Challis, ID (2010)

    Challis races chart
    • 97690.3%White alone
    • 787.2%Hispanic
    • 151.4%Two or more races
    • 80.7%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 10.09%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Challis: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.4%), English (17.9%), Irish (12.5%), United States (8.3%), French (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5288 feet

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 610 people per square mile   (low).

Challis,ID real estate house value index trend

Challis, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Challis:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Challis city:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Idaho:

5.0%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Challis, Idaho as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Challis to the number of sex offenders is 217 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $599 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $518 (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+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (415.2 miles , pop. 224,220).

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
  • 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 2013
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00021000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0230.1111.70.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00141200
per 100,000 0.00.0115.2460.3111.7183.00.00.0
Burglaries 23512050
per 100,000 225.0347.2576.0115.1223.50.0463.40.0
Thefts 11128202956
per 100,000 1,237.31,388.9921.72,301.5223.5823.4463.4553.5
Auto thefts 10001010
per 100,000 112.50.00.00.0111.70.092.70.0
Arson 00000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.092.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.1) 77.383.1104.3391.7151.272.460.823.0

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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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -170 (-15.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (35%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Challis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Challis, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Challis-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 272% 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 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from Challis center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 323.3 miles away from the city center
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 the city 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 Challis 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
Challis topographic map

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: 16,774)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 129 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 131 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 134 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 134 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 141 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Idaho State University (about 145 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

Public high school in Challis:

Public elementary/middle school in Challis:

See full list of schools located in Challis

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 of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2009
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Hispanic or Latino 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
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 significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Idaho average:

11.0

Challis travel time to work - commute Challis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1,1916
Evangelical Protestant2905
Catholic2482
Mainline Protestant282
None2,611-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,958$35,4961$300
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$500
Streets and Highways 3$8,570$34,2800$0
Airports 0$0 1$500
Sewerage 3$8,570$34,2800$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,570$34,2800$0
Local Libraries 0$0 5$2,540
Totals for Government 11$31,626$34,5018$3,840

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($133.64)
    Regular Highways: $87,000 ($80.18)
    Financial Administration: $74,000 ($68.20)
    Sewerage: $51,000 ($47.00)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($41.47)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($25.81)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($9.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($9.22)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($8.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($24.88)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($19.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($17.51)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($10.14)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($6.45)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($4.61)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($4.61)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($3.69)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $213,000 ($196.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($11.06)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $71,000 ($65.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($17.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($21.20)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($20.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $168,000 ($154.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $90,000 ($82.95)
    General Support: $36,000 ($33.18)
    All Other: $8,000 ($7.37)
  • Tax - Property: $147,000 ($135.48)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($3.69)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $249,000 ($229.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $224,000 ($206.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($23.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $313,000 ($288.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($48.85)

6.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
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 Ada County, ID  0.86% ($39,429 average AGI)
from Bonneville County, ID  0.68% ($25,364)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
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 Ada County, ID  0.68% ($40,273 average AGI)
to Bonneville County, ID  0.68% ($27,182)
to Lemhi County, ID  0.61% ($37,700)

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:

Nov 8, 2012 06:52 AM, Us-93, Lat: 44.25341, Lon: -114.00895, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 7, 1975 07:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $617,000Total costs
  • 3,000Total average daily traffic
  • 150Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,500Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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

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  • #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 2008-2015.