Elk River, Idaho

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Population in 2019: 122 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.8%
 
Males: 61  (50.3%)
Females: 61  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

63.9 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip code: 83827

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,757 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Elk River:

$40,757
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,957 (it was $16,082 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,420 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Elk River:

$127,420
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,698; detached houses: $119,774; mobile homes: $164,369
March 2019 cost of living index in Elk River: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.8%
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Ancestries: American (46.0%), Swedish (9.5%), German (6.3%), British (4.8%), English (3.2%), Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2860 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 873 people per square mile   (low).

Elk River, Idaho map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Idaho:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,472 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $651 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (79.1 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (287.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (885.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Bovill, ID (3.4 miles ),
Deary, ID (4.2 miles ),
Riverside, ID (4.5 miles ),
Nez Perce, ID (4.6 miles ),
Orofino, ID (4.6 miles ),
Leland, ID (4.7 miles ),
Peck, ID (4.9 miles),
Pierce-Headquarters, ID (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 46.78 N, Longitude: 116.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Distribution of median household income in Elk River, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elk River, ID in 2019

Elk River satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
Idaho:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Elk River, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (26.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (43.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (15.0%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (10.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (10.0%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.0%)
Most common occupations in Elk River, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (8.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.0%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (23.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (10.0%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (10.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
  • Electricians (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.0%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (10.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.0%)

Average climate in Elk River, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Elk River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1017% 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 307.8 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 219.9 miles away from Elk River center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 168.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 299.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 439.5 miles away from Elk River center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 302.9 miles away from Elk River center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clearwater County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elk River topographic map

Airports located in Elk River:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk River:

  • University of Idaho (about 41 miles; Moscow, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 47 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 48 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • North Idaho College (about 69 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 83 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 83 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 84 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

Library in Elk River:

  • ELK RIVER DISTRICT (Operating income: $71,848; Location: 203 MAIN ST; 12,894 books; 255 audio materials; 1,959 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 51 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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

Tourist attraction: Shattuck Creek Ranch & Outfitters (Tours & Charters; Po Box 134).

Hotels: Elk River Lodge & General Store (201 Main Street), Elk River Inn (101 Main St.).

Clearwater 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 Elk River and their reported violations in the past:

ELK RIVER CITY OF (Population served: 165, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.7%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Elk River:

Marital status in Elk River, ID
  • Never married: 5.0%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 24.3%

For population 25 years and over in Elk River:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elk River, ID (based on Clearwater County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,41115
Other5643
Mainline Protestant4705
Catholic3821
None5,934-
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: 4
This county:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Clearwater County:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clearwater County:

9.8%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.7%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clearwater County:

14.4%
State:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elk River:

42.8%
Idaho:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.5%
State:

44.1%

Average BMI:
Elk River:

33.2
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elk River:

28.3%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elk River:

27.8%
State:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elk River:

7.1
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elk River:

58.4%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Elk River:

53.3%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Elk River:

90.7%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk River, ID Residents
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
Financial Administration 4$9,998$29,9944$4,985
Other Government Administration 1$5,431$65,1725$664
Totals for Government 5$15,429$37,0309$5,650

Elk River government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($245.90)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $166,000 ($1360.66)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($459.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($221.31)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($65.57)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($65.57)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($32.79)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($32.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($8.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,000 ($237.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($139.34)

Elk River government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($40.98)
  • Tax - Property: $83,000 ($680.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $7,000 ($57.38)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($49.18)

Elk River government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $361,000 ($2959.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $361,000 ($2959.02)

Elk River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,000 ($827.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,000 ($254.10)

6.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Nez Perce County, ID  1.69% ($37,653 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk River:

  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KLER (1300 AM; 5 kW; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KRLC (1350 AM; 5 kW; CLARKSTON LEWISTON,, WA; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk River:

  • K213BN (90.5 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: ALACCA BIBLE CONFERENCE, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • K272DO (102.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KLER-FM (95.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • KNWO (90.1 FM; COTTONWOOD, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KORT-FM (92.7 FM; GRANGEVILLE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KZFN (106.1 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: KRPL, INC.)
  • KMOK (106.9 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRFA-FM (91.7 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCLK-FM (94.1 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVTY (105.1 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDAVEND CO. INC.)

Elk River fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 2013 05:12 PM, Sr-8, Lat: 46.767806, Lon: -116.198042, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.1mTotal length
  • $2,235,000Total costs
  • 11,530Total average daily traffic
  • 562Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,295Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elk River, ID - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elk River, ID

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 2500 Elk Butte Lookout Road (Lat: 46.840833 Lon: -116.116667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ400
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 10/01/2023, Certifier: Gregory A MarasRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Elk River, ID)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA0PST, Licensee ID: L00917055, Grant Date: 07/20/2005, Expiration Date: 07/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2013, Certifier: David M Wilhelm, Registrant: David M Wilhelm, 105 N 1st St, Elk River, ID 83827-9701
  • Call Sign: N7MJV, Grant Date: 03/07/1989, Expiration Date: 03/07/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2001, Registrant: John N Morris, First And Mill St Box 166, Elk River, ID 83827
  • Call Sign: KF7WOR, Licensee ID: L01720115, Grant Date: 06/29/2012, Expiration Date: 06/29/2022, Certifier: Robert D Pfiester, Registrant: Robert D Pfiester, Elk River, ID 83827

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CZECH AIRCRAFT WORKS SPOL SRO SPORTCRUISER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 281DW , Serial Number: 08SC143, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Elk Camp LLC, Po Box 5, Elk River, ID 83827

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elk River, ID
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 30.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.3%Wood
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elk River, ID
  • 66.7%Wood
  • 33.3%Electricity


Elk River compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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