Downey, Idaho

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Population in 2014: 617 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 
Males: 295  (47.9%)
Females: 322  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Idaho median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 83234.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,952 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Downey:

$38,952
ID:

$46,783

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,009 (it was $11,908 in 2000)

Downey city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,576 (it was $64,400 in 2000)
Downey:

$95,576
ID:

$159,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $103,026; Detached houses: $100,888; Mobile homes: $70,728

Median gross rent in 2013: $524.

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  • Races in Downey, ID (2010)

    Downey races chart
    • 60697.0%White alone
    • 101.6%Hispanic
    • 50.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Downey: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (32.5%), German (10.7%), United States (8.4%), Danish (8.1%), Scottish (8.1%), French (5.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4865 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 627 people per square mile   (low).

Downey,ID real estate house value index trend

Downey, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Downey:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downey city:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 73.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Idaho:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $705 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $877 (0.9%)

Downey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pocatello, ID (35.0 miles , pop. 51,466).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (409.9 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (615.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: South Bannock, ID (2.7 miles ), Arimo, ID (3.1 miles ), Oxford, ID (3.6 miles) , Lava Hot Springs, ID (3.8 miles ), McCammon, ID (4.0 miles ), Malad City, ID (4.2 miles ), Clifton, ID (4.2 miles ), Mink Creek, ID (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.43 N, Longitude: 112.12 W

Downey household income distribution Downey home values distribution

Downey tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-2.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Community and social service occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Downey, Idaho

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Earthquake activity:

Downey-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 267% 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 165.1 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 141.9 miles away from Downey 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 308.9 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 34.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from Downey 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 170.0 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 Bannock County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Downey topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Downey:

  • MARSH VALLEY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 116 N MAIN ST)

airports located in Downey:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downey:

  • Idaho State University (about 34 miles; Pocatello, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,350)
  • Utah State University (about 51 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 87 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 98 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 116 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • University of Utah (about 117 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 119 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)

Public elementary/middle school in Downey:

See full list of schools located in Downey

Library in Downey:

  • SOUTH BANNOCK DISTRICT (Operating income: $251,277; Location: 18 N MAIN; 46,594 books; 1,058 audio materials; 2,053 video materials; 51 state licensed databases; 125 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Downey Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Marsh Valley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Downata Hot Springs (Recreation Areas; 25900 South Downata Road).

Bannock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Downey (2011 data):

  • Ireland Bank: Downey Branch at Main And Center Streets, branch established on 1910/09/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $212.2 mil, Deposits: $187.3 mil, headquarters in Malad City, ID, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Ireland Bancorp, Ltd.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Idaho average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Downey city (based on Bannock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other43,667121
Catholic5,0615
Evangelical Protestant4,63025
Mainline Protestant2,15210
Orthodox851
None27,244-
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: 9
Bannock County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Bannock County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Bannock County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Here:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bannock County:

27.4%
Idaho:

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

10.7%
State:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Downey:

52.9%
Idaho:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Downey:

52.1%
State:

44.1%

Average BMI:
Downey:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Downey:

18.6%
Idaho:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.7%
State:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

40.2%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Downey:

57.2%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Downey:

79.1%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Downey, ID Residents
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 7$2,810
Water Supply 2$6,120$36,7200$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$315
Totals for Government 2$6,120$36,7209$3,125

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $92,000 ($149.11)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($97.24)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($84.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($48.62)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($47.00)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($45.38)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($35.66)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($27.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($19.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($4.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,000 ($24.31)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($14.59)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($12.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($84.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $37,000 ($59.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($55.11)
    All Other: $8,000 ($12.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($59.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($25.93)
    All Other: $15,000 ($24.31)
    Highways: $8,000 ($12.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($9.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($113.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($42.14)
    General Support: $16,000 ($25.93)
    All Other: $3,000 ($4.86)
  • Tax - Property: $113,000 ($183.14)
    NEC: $7,000 ($11.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $49,000 ($79.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($53.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($25.93)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $24,000 ($38.90)
    End of Fiscal Year: $12,000 ($19.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $144,000 ($233.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($55.11)

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Bingham County, ID  0.63% ($22,768 average AGI)
from Bonneville County, ID  0.44% ($22,863)
from Ada County, ID  0.40% ($26,351)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Idaho average:

7.21%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Bannock County:

0.04%
Idaho average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bingham County, ID  0.58% ($24,896 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  0.58% ($30,497)
to Bonneville County, ID  0.50% ($34,461)

Strongest AM radio stations in Downey:

  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLGN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACH (1340 AM; 1 kW; PRESTON, ID; Owner: ALAN J. WHITE, NELADA G. WHITE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downey:

  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KRAR (106.9 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJQN (100.7 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KISU-FM (91.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLLP (98.5 FM; CHUBBUCK, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K220HI (91.9 FM; CLARKSTON, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KVFX (94.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KUSU-FM (91.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIV. OF AGRI. & APP. SCI)
  • KMGI (102.5 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KLZX (95.9 FM; WESTON, ID; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO INC)
  • KPKY (94.9 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZBQ (93.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • KORR (104.1 FM; AMERICAN FALLS, 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.)
  • KBNZ (104.9 FM; TREMONTON, UT; Owner: 3 POINT MEDIA - UTAH, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Downey:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Downey fatal accident list:

Nov 22, 2014 01:34 PM, I-15, Lat: 42.50062, Lon: -112.16921, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 17, 2013 08:35 PM, Us-91, Lat: 42.29129, Lon: -111.98354, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
May 11, 2012 05:30 PM, Us-91, Lundgren Rd, Lat: 42.41689, Lon: -112.11905, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1995 02:45 PM, 91, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 14, 1976 08:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4
Apr 14, 1975 08:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Downey)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Downey)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: DESTINY POWERED PARACHUTES LLC DESTINY 2000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 196AB , Serial Number: 3C0456, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Brandon Olson, 19746 S Olson Rd, Downey, ID 83234

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

DOWNEY CITY OF (Population served: 625, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Most common first names in Downey, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William878.6 years
Charles784.7 years
John682.0 years
George478.5 years
David484.5 years
Fred487.0 years
James365.6 years
Kenneth383.7 years
Mary386.3 years
Don377.3 years
Most common last names in Downey, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnes1176.7 years
Criddle881.0 years
Wakley772.6 years
Davis776.7 years
Henderson679.0 years
Hancock682.7 years
Bybee684.5 years
Bloxham686.3 years
Christensen578.8 years
Hadley587.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Downey compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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