Firth, Idaho

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Population in 2019: 499 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.3%
Males: 289  (58.0%)
Females: 210  (42.0%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 83236.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,318 (it was $23,239 in 2000)
Firth:

$58,318
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,320 (it was $10,458 in 2000)

Firth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $122,010 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Firth:

$122,010
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,274; detached houses: $162,586; mobile homes: $47,402

Median gross rent in 2019: $637.

March 2019 cost of living index in Firth: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.9% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Firth, ID (2019)
    • 39171.5%White alone
    • 11721.4%Hispanic
    • 234.2%American Indian alone
    • 132.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Firth, Idaho as of February 05, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Firth is 41 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (11.1%), English (7.9%), European (6.3%), Danish (2.8%), German (2.0%), Dutch (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4555 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 2,617 people per square mile   (average).

Firth, Idaho map

26 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America).

This city:

4.8%
Idaho:

6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $815 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $701 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (15.0 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (441.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (676.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Basalt, ID (1.1 miles ),
Shelley, ID (2.4 miles ),
Groveland, ID (3.3 miles ),
Blackfoot, ID (3.4 miles ),
Idaho Falls, ID (3.9 miles ),
Ammon, ID (4.0 miles ),
Moreland, ID (4.0 miles ),
Lincoln, ID (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 112.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Distribution of median household income in Firth, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Firth, ID in 2019
Firth satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Idaho:

4.8%
Most common industries in Firth, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (24.3%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (26.0%)
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (22.2%)
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Firth, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.8%)

Average climate in Firth, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Firth, Idaho average temperatures Firth, Idaho average precipitation Firth, Idaho humidity Firth, Idaho wind speed Firth, Idaho snowfall Firth, Idaho sunshine Firth, Idaho clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.7. This is about average.

City:

63.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.24
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Firth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1780% 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 115.8 miles away from Firth 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 96.9 miles away from the city 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 335.4 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 90.7 miles away from Firth center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 166.8 miles away from the city 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 118.9 miles away from Firth 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 Bingham County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Firth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Firth:

  • IDAHO KIDNEY CENTER - BLACKFOOT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • BINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • BINGHAM MEMORIAL SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • BLACKFOOT MEDICAL CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • IDAHO DOCTORS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • SNAKE RIVER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • PROMONTORY POINT REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; AMMON, ID)

Amtrak station near Firth:

  • 15 miles: IDAHO FALLS (GREYHOUND STA., 850 DENVER RD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Firth:

  • Idaho State University (about 33 miles; Pocatello, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,350)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 41 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Utah State University (about 110 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 127 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Weber State University (about 147 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Montana State University (about 173 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 176 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

Public high school in Firth:

Public elementary/middle schools in Firth:

See full list of schools located in Firth

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Shelley Firth Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Orval H. Hansen - Politician.

Bingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Firth that have no violations reported:

  • FIRTH CITY OF (Population served: 477, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.0%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Firth:

Marital status in Firth, ID
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

For population 25 years and over in Firth:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Firth, ID (based on Bingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other27,10675
Catholic1,9925
Mainline Protestant1,1888
Evangelical Protestant75713
None14,564-
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: 6
Here:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Bingham County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Bingham County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Idaho:

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

18.0%
Idaho:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Firth:

45.9%
Idaho:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Firth:

41.9%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.3%
Idaho:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Firth:

10.2%
Idaho:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.3%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

51.8%
Idaho:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Firth:

76.8%
Idaho:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Firth, 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 1$5,500$66,0000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,771
Totals for Government 1$5,500$66,0005$1,771

Firth government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($148.30)
    General - Other: $71,000 ($142.28)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($82.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($72.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $71,000 ($142.28)

Firth government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $86,000 ($172.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($90.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($92.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($44.09)
    General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($34.07)

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Idaho average:

8.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bonneville County, ID  1.52% ($47,237 average AGI)
from Bannock County, ID  1.01% ($38,862)
from Madison County, ID  0.23% ($28,714)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
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 Bonneville County, ID  1.64% ($43,250 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  1.13% ($36,158)
to Ada County, ID  0.31% ($38,809)

Strongest AM radio stations in Firth:

  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOUU (1290 AM; 1 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • KWIK (1240 AM; 1 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Firth:

  • KPLV (105.5 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KQEO (107.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: SAND HILL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KBJX (107.9 FM; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • KCVI (101.5 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLCE (97.3 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID-FM (96.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLLP (98.5 FM; CHUBBUCK, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KISU-FM (91.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KFTZ (103.3 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • K209BO (89.7 FM; TETONIA, ID; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KUPI-FM (99.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMGI (102.5 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KPKY (94.9 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZBQ (93.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • KCHQ (102.1 FM; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: TED W. AUSTIN, JR.)
  • K249CM (97.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K266AF (101.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBYI (100.5 FM; REXBURG, ID; Owner: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO)

TV broadcast stations around Firth:

  • K12OE (Channel 12; FIRTH & BASALT, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K13VJ (Channel 13; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPVI (Channel 6; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXP (Channel 31; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: COMPASS COMMUNICATION OF IDAHO, INC.)
  • K13VI (Channel 13; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • Firth, Idaho
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents8
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Idaho average
  • Fatal accident count1331
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents1800
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons443
  • Fatalities1517
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents3382
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents31
See more detailed statistics of Firth fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 38.1mTotal length
  • $5,024,000Total costs
  • 9,720Total average daily traffic
  • 1,162Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,580Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Firth, ID - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Firth, ID

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 47 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Firth, ID When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (73.4%), and Structure Fires (15.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Firth, ID
    • 22373.4%Outside Fires
    • 4815.8%Structure Fires
    • 309.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Firth, ID
Most common first names in Firth, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1168.3 years
John782.0 years
James681.0 years
William680.2 years
Mary683.8 years
George578.4 years
Carl474.7 years
Lloyd473.8 years
Frank473.0 years
Eugene473.0 years
Most common last names in Firth, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1077.8 years
Lyon975.7 years
Dye875.9 years
Mecham873.4 years
Hansen687.3 years
Bolander482.3 years
Carlson476.7 years
Jansen474.5 years
Hall469.7 years
Brower474.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Firth, ID
  • 86.1%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Firth, ID
  • 54.3%Electricity
  • 45.7%Utility gas


Firth 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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