Elk River, Idaho

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Population in 2013: 122 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.8%
 
Males: 69  (57.1%)
Females: 53  (42.9%)
Median resident age:  52.4 years
Idaho median age:  43.6 years

Zip code: 83827

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,985 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Elk River:

$41,985
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,981 (it was $16,082 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $169,478 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Elk River:

$169,478
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $211,632; Detached houses: $240,687; Mobile homes: $56,667
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  • White alone - 121 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elk River: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.3%), United States (18.2%), English (11.8%), Norwegian (10.9%), Irish (9.1%), Czech (8.2%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Elk River:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk River city:

  • Never married: 6.7%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 31.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Idaho:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,438 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,125 (0.6%)

Elk River satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $49,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $69,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $99,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $58,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.78 N, Longitude: 116.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Elk River household income distribution Elk River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (23%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)

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 below Idaho state average. It is 114% 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 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 the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 302.9 miles away from Elk River center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 292.2 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clearwater County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 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)

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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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(28.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Elk River compared to Idaho 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Elk River travel time to work - commute Elk River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)

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 Elk River city (based on Clearwater County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.87%
Here: 34.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist Convention The Wesleyan ChurchCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents19.8%17.5%15.1%13.6%9.7%
Congregations13.0%4.3%8.7%8.7%8.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Pentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents7.1%5.9%2.6%2.2%6.6%
Congregations8.7%8.7%4.3%4.3%30.4%
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: 4
Clearwater County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Clearwater County:

25.7%
Idaho:

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

14.4%
State:

11.7%
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$2,512$30,1441$1,118
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$900
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,156
Sewerage 1$1,623$19,4760$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$710
Totals for Government 2$4,135$24,8108$3,884

Elk River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $317,000 ($2598.36)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $76,000 ($622.95)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($409.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($73.77)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($49.18)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($32.79)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($32.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($32.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($385.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($106.56)

Elk River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,000 ($196.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($172.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $317,000 ($2598.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($90.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($262.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $200,000 ($1639.34)
    Highways: $6,000 ($49.18)
  • Tax - Property: $38,000 ($311.48)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($40.98)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($24.59)

Elk River government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $220,000 ($1803.28)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $82,000 ($672.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $82,000 ($672.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $220,000 ($1803.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $228,000 ($1868.85)

6.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
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 Nez Perce County, ID  1.20% ($26,971 average AGI)
from Latah County, ID  0.58% ($26,529)


7.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
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 Nez Perce County, ID  2.21% ($28,292 average AGI)
to Latah County, ID  0.65% ($11,737)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.34% ($40,800)

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.)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Elk Butte 7 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 46.836556 Lon: -116.120972), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNTW661
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/1999, Expiration Date: 01/31/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (214) 612-1373
  • Elk Butte Lookout To, At The End Of Elk Butte Rd. (Lat: 46.840694 Lon: -116.117611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WQOJ904
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen
    Registrant: First Step Internet, LLC, 1420 S. Blaine St. Ste. 10, Moscow, ID 83843, Phone: (208) 882-8869, Fax: (208) 882-3733, Email:
  • Elk River Library, 202 Main St. (Lat: 46.782194 Lon: -116.180194), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQOJ909
    Assigned Frequencies: 17965.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • ELK BUTTE, East On Aquarius Road Out Of Elk River, Id To Top Of Elk Butte (Lat: 47.115806 Lon: -116.391194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQPA541
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Certifier: Kevin Owen
    Registrant: First Step Internet LLC, 1420 S. Blaine Suite 10, Moscow, ID 83843, Phone: (208) 882-8869, Fax: (208) 882-3733, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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
  • Call Sign: WA7TNT, Previous Call Sign: KA0PST, Licensee ID: L00917055
    Grant Date: 03/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/09/2023, Certifier: David M Wilhelm
    Registrant: David M Wilhelm, 105 N 1st St, Elk River, ID 83827-9701

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: DTA SARL COMBO FC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 599CA , Serial Number: 75, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Tom Tabbert, 202 Elk Creek Ln, Elk River, ID 83827

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