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Population in 2019: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 117  (57.4%)
Females: 88  (42.6%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip code: 83342

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,241 (it was $32,292 in 2000)
Malta:

$64,241
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,265 (it was $14,852 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $163,121 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Malta:

$163,121
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $164,426; detached houses: $189,074; mobile homes: $33,730

Median gross rent in 2019: $694.

March 2019 cost of living index in Malta: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.2%
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  • Races in Malta, ID (2019)
    • 12890.8%White alone
    • 128.5%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (24.5%), English (16.3%), Italian (14.3%), Irish (8.2%), Welsh (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4525 feet

Land area: 1.42 square miles.

Population density: 144 people per square mile   (very low).

Malta, Idaho map

8 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America).

This city:

5.7%
Idaho:

6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $893 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $904 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pocatello, ID (61.2 miles , pop. 51,466).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (434.4 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (611.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Albion, ID (3.6 miles ),
Declo, ID (4.4 miles ),
Heyburn, ID (5.1 miles ),
Rupert, ID (5.1 miles ),
Oakley, ID (5.2 miles ),
Burley, ID (5.2 miles ),
Acequia, ID (5.2 miles),
Paul, ID (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 113.37 W

Area code: 208

Distribution of median household income in Malta, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Malta, ID in 2019

Malta satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Idaho:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in Malta, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (30.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (23.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.2%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (43.8%)
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Utilities (12.5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Construction (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (44.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (14.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (14.8%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Malta, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.8%)
  • Bus drivers (6.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (28.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (12.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (44.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (22.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (14.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Bus drivers (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Malta, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Malta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 2145% 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 207.3 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 124.2 miles away from Malta 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 248.1 miles away from Malta 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 50.3 miles away from Malta center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from Malta center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 361.4 miles away from Malta 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 Cassia County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Malta:

  • College of Southern Idaho (about 60 miles; Twin Falls, ID; Full-time enrollment: 5,051)
  • Idaho State University (about 62 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Utah State University (about 90 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 107 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 131 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 132 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • University of Utah (about 133 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)

Public high school in Malta:

Public elementary/middle school in Malta:

See full list of schools located in Malta

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Malta: Malta Ambulance (A), Raft River Fire Protection District Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cassia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.7%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Malta:

Marital status in Malta, ID
  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

For population 25 years and over in Malta:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Malta, ID (based on Cassia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other11,92533
Catholic2,1621
Evangelical Protestant1,83514
Mainline Protestant7553
None6,275-
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: 5
Here:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cassia County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cassia County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Here:

10.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Idaho:

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

15.7%
Idaho:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
State:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Malta:

39.8%
Idaho:

44.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Malta:

22.5%
Idaho:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.3%
Idaho:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Malta:

6.9
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Malta:

49.7%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.3%
Idaho:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Malta, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$53
Totals for Government 0$0 6$53

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $57,000 ($278.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($278.05)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($239.02)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($180.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($175.61)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($121.95)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($68.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($58.54)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($14.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $70,000 ($341.46)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($151.22)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($48.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $10,000 ($48.78)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($19.51)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,000 ($229.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $47,000 ($229.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($170.73)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($63.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $13,000 ($63.41)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($97.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $16,000 ($78.05)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($58.54)
  • Tax - Property: $92,000 ($448.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000 ($9.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,000 ($614.63)

7.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
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 Minidoka County, ID  2.53% ($36,339 average AGI)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.71% ($45,722)
from Ada County, ID  0.28% ($57,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Malta:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFTA (970 AM; 3 kW; RUPERT, ID; Owner: TRI-MARKET RADIO BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KLIX (1310 AM; 5 kW; TWIN FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KBAR (1230 AM; 1 kW; BURLEY, ID; Owner: KART & EAGLE ROCK B/C INC,TENANTS)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTFI (1270 AM; 5 kW; TWIN FALLS, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Malta:

  • KBSY (88.5 FM; BURLEY, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIR (90.7 FM; TWIN FALLS, ID; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • KKMV (92.5 FM; RUPERT, ID; Owner: TRI-MARKET RADIO BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZDX (99.9 FM; BURLEY, ID; Owner: KART & EAGLE ROCK B/C INC,TENANTS)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KRAR (106.9 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KORR (104.1 FM; AMERICAN FALLS, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Malta:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K09IR (Channel 9; ALBION, ID; Owner: CATAMOUNT-IDAHO LICENSE L.L.C.)
  • K23DO (Channel 23; MALTA, ETC., ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Malta fatal accident list:

Feb 1, 2015 09:15 PM, Sr-77 Spur, Lat: 42.202147, Lon: -113.564561, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 25, 2014 07:22 AM, Old Highway 81, 2575 South Rd, Lat: 42.147983, Lon: -113.337239, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 5, 2006 03:03 PM, Old State Hwy 81, Lat: 42.303200, Lon: -113.369210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 3, 2002 05:08 PM, Sr-81, Lat: 42.317398, Lon: -113.369421, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 9, 2001 01:20 AM, Sr-81, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 22, 1999 04:40 PM, Sr-81, Lat: 42.317398, Lon: -113.369421, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Malta)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi Ne From Benchmark 5750 Conner Summit Hwy 77 (Lat: 42.358528 Lon: -113.457222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQEE855,
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.887 MHz, Grant Date: 12/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2024, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2014, Certifier: Mary E Julius, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Harrison Mountain 12.4 Mi Wnw (Lat: 42.334639 Lon: -113.605278), Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: KNHD960, Licensee ID: L00896575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.450 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2013, Certifier: Robert A Esty, Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks
  • Lat: 42.236361 Lon: -113.363861, Call Sign: WQVH432,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.200 MHz, 456.500 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2015, Expiration Date: 02/11/2025, Certifier: Kallan Rex, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KF7MVD, Licensee ID: L01604297, Grant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: Jason L Hurst, Registrant: Jason L Hurst, 38615 W Juniper Rd, Malta, ID 83342
  • Call Sign: KI7ZIZ, Licensee ID: L02197061, Grant Date: 06/27/2018, Expiration Date: 06/27/2028, Certifier: Cheryl P Dilworth, Registrant: Cheryl P Dilworth, Malta, ID 83342-0043

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8720T , Serial Number: 52620, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 02/14/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Todd D Harris, 2655 E 1400 S, Malta, ID 83342

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Malta, ID
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 22.5%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Malta, ID
  • 100.0%Electricity


Malta 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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