Mink Creek, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 943.
Males: 489  (51.9%)
Females: 454  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Idaho median age:  33.2 years

Zip code: 83263

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,900 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Mink Creek:

$43,900
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,297 (it was $15,316 in 2000)

Mink Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $187,800 (it was $120,000 in 2000)
Mink Creek:

$187,800
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $252,617; Detached houses: $263,111; Townhouses or other attached units: $273,099; Mobile homes: $17,646
Mink Creek races chart
  • White alone - 834 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 38 (4.3%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mink Creek: 191.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5140 feet

Land area: 276.2 square miles.

Population density: 3.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mink Creek, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Mink Creek:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mink Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Mink Creek CCD:  0.6% ($771)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Mink Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pocatello, ID (53.9 miles , pop. 51,466).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (388.6 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (606.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Oxford, ID (3.7 miles) , Preston, ID (3.8 miles ), Clifton, ID (3.8 miles ), Dayton, ID (4.1 miles ), Paris, ID (4.3 miles ), Franklin, ID (4.4 miles ), Bloomington, ID (4.4 miles ), Grace, ID (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 111.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Mink Creek household income distribution Mink Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (18%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Work and jobs in Mink Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mink Creek, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mink Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Idaho state average. It is 256% 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 167.0 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 161.3 miles away from Mink Creek 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 322.8 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 41.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from Mink Creek 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 172.7 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 Franklin County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mink Creek:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PRESTON, ID)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mink Creek:

  • Utah State University (about 38 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 21,131)
  • Idaho State University (about 53 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Weber State University (about 77 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 106 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • University of Utah (about 106 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 106 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Westminster College (about 108 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)

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Notable locations in Mink Creek: Club River Guard Station (A), Oneida Station (B), Hale Mine (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Treasureton Cemetery (1), Cleveland Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Treasureton Reservoir (A), Oneida Narrows Reservoir (B), Strongarm Reservoir Number One (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sant Creek (A), Birch Creek (B), Bear Creek (C), Mink Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Station Creek (F), Strawberry Creek (G), Trout Creek (H), Williams Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.9. This is about average.

City:

79.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.24
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.4%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

11.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.9%
Whole state:

4.6%

Mink Creek compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mink Creek CCD (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.54%
Here: 92.5%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Franklin County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Franklin County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

28.9%
Idaho:

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

4.7%
State:

11.7%

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
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 Cache County, UT  2.09% ($27,253 average AGI)
from Caribou County, ID  0.33% ($26,154)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.30% ($46,750)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 Cache County, UT  2.51% ($27,277 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  0.35% ($30,786)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.35% ($20,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mink Creek:

  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACH (1340 AM; 1 kW; PRESTON, ID; Owner: ALAN J. WHITE, NELADA G. WHITE)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLGN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KVSI (1450 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: TRI-STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mink Creek:

  • KRAR (106.9 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJQN (100.7 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KLZX (95.9 FM; WESTON, ID; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO INC)
  • KVFX (94.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • K220HI (91.9 FM; CLARKSTON, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSU-FM (91.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIV. OF AGRI. & APP. SCI)
  • K260AD (99.9 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K264AD (100.7 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K276DR (103.1 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K287AB (105.3 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KKEX (96.7 FM; PRESTON, ID; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNZ (104.9 FM; TREMONTON, UT; Owner: 3 POINT MEDIA - UTAH, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mink Creek:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K07XM (Channel 7; PRESTON, ID; Owner: FRANKLIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K08EZ (Channel 8; MINK CREEK, ID; Owner: MINK CREEK TV CORPORATION)
  • K10FF (Channel 10; MINK CREEK, ID; Owner: MINK CREEK TV CORPORATION)
  • K13HA (Channel 13; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINK CREEK TV CORPORATION)
  • K22DV (Channel 22; PRESTON, ID; Owner: FRANKLIN COUNTY TV DISTRICT NO. 1)

Mink Creek on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #7 (83263) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 (83263) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (83263) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #84 (83263) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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