Malta, Idaho

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Population in 2013: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 76  (39.3%)
Females: 120  (60.7%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
Idaho median age:  43.6 years

Zip code: 83342

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,165 (it was $32,292 in 2000)
Malta:

$21,165
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,460 (it was $14,852 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,410 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Malta:

$62,410
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $81,940; Detached houses: $100,278; Mobile homes: $34,786
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  • White alone - 165 (85.5%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (14.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Malta: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Malta, ID collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: English (30.7%), Scottish (7.1%), Swedish (7.1%), United States (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4525 feet

Land area: 1.42 square miles.

Population density: 138 people per square mile   (very low).

Malta, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Malta:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Malta city:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

15 residents are foreign born

This city:  13.9%
Idaho:  5.9%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Malta, Idaho as of July 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Malta to the number of sex offenders is 98 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $520 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.8%)

Malta satellite photo by USGS

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

Malta household income distribution Malta home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (41%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (28%)
  • Secondary school teachers (13%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (44%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (22%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)

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 slightly above Idaho state average. It is 310% 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 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 50.3 miles away from the city 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
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 324.1 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 Cassia County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Airports located in Malta:

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:

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Malta compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (6%)

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 Malta city (based on Cassia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.19%
Here: 77.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodLutheran Church
Adherents66.1%16.9%4.6%2.8%2.4%
Congregations70.2%2.1%4.3%6.4%2.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Conservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2.3%1.8%1.3%0.8%1.0%
Congregations2.1%2.1%2.1%2.1%6.4%
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: 5
Cassia County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Cassia County:

10.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Cassia County:

27.3%
Idaho:

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

15.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$386
Totals for Government 0$0 7$386

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($61.22)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($15.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($10.20)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($56.12)
    General Support: $9,000 ($45.92)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($15.31)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $43,000 ($219.39)

9.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.32%
Idaho average:

7.20%

1.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($16,322 average AGI)
Cassia County:

1.58%
Idaho average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minidoka County, ID  2.93% ($25,427 average AGI)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.60% ($34,093)
from Ada County, ID  0.43% ($43,032)


8.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.36%
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 Minidoka County, ID  2.43% ($25,318 average AGI)
to Twin Falls County, ID  1.21% ($23,593)
to Ada County, ID  0.56% ($25,800)

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:

Jan 5, 2006 03:03 PM, Old State Hwy 81, Lat: 42.30320, Lon: -113.36921, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial 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: 10/06/2005, Expiration Date: 01/25/2014, 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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 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, Certifier: Robert A Esty
    Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • 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

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
    Registrant (Corporation): Harris Brothers Trucking Inc, 2655 E 1400 S, Malta, ID 83342

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Malta

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Malta, ID
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