Pierce, Idaho

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Population in 2013: 494 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.9%
 
Males: 284  (57.6%)
Females: 210  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
Idaho median age:  43.6 years

Zip codes: 83546.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,255 (it was $34,318 in 2000)
Pierce:

$41,255
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,970 (it was $13,980 in 2000)

Pierce city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,690 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Pierce:

$73,690
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $90,451; Detached houses: $92,357; Mobile homes: $57,643

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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  • White alone - 472 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pierce: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (13.8%), English (11.4%), Swedish (6.3%), French (3.9%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3087 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 599 people per square mile   (low).

Pierce, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Pierce:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pierce city:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 70.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

17 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.4%
Idaho:  5.9%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Pierce, Idaho as of April 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pierce to the number of sex offenders is 247 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $713 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $653 (0.8%)

Pierce satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (88.6 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (309.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (868.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Weippe, ID (3.2 miles ), Pierce-Headquarters, ID (3.4 miles ), Kamiah, ID (4.6 miles ), Orofino, ID (4.7 miles ), Nez Perce, ID (4.7 miles ), Riverside, ID (4.9 miles ), Kooskia, ID (5.1 miles ), Elk River, ID (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $83,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $202,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $219,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 115.80 W

Area code: 208

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

8.7%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -129 (-17.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

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

Average climate in Pierce, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Pierce-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 282.6 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 193.3 miles away from Pierce 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 423.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
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 323.6 miles away from Pierce 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 313.9 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).
Pierce topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierce:

  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 59 miles; Lewiston, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 61 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 67 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • The University of Montana (about 90 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 95 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 110 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 110 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)

Public elementary/middle school in Pierce:

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Library in Pierce:

  • PIERCE DISTRICT (Operating income: $82,812; Location: 208 S MAIN ST; 13,200 books; 250 audio materials; 575 video materials; 51 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pierce: Pierce Work Center (A), Pierce Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Canal Gulch Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Outback Adventures (211 South Main Street), Pierce Motel (509 South Main), Three Mountains Retreat (102 Alpine Court), Cedar Inn Restaurant & Lounge (412 South Main), Flame Company (509 South Main), Timber Inn (2 South Main).

Clearwater County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 52.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 27.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pierce and their reported violations in the past:

PIERCE CITY OF (Population served: 508, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2008
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2009)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
JUDGETOWN WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 25, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.5%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.8%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Pierce compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (53%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pierce 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
Other Government Administration 1$3,556$42,6726$1,243
Firefighters 0$0 1$420
Streets and Highways 4$15,763$47,2890$0
Solid Waste Management 2$7,533$45,1980$0
Sewerage 4$19,579$58,7370$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 4$436
Water Supply 4$15,104$45,3120$0
Totals for Government 15$61,535$49,22811$2,099

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 Pierce:

  • KLER (1300 AM; 5 kW; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pierce:

  • K240AP (95.9 FM; PIERCE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KORT-FM (92.7 FM; GRANGEVILLE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • K213BN (90.5 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: ALACCA BIBLE CONFERENCE, INC.)
  • K272DO (102.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNWO (90.1 FM; COTTONWOOD, 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)
  • K274AS (102.7 FM; KAMIAH, ETC., ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)

Pierce fatal accident list:

Aug 3, 1996 09:25 PM, Canals, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 17, 1978 03:13 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $1,144,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,340
Total average daily truck traffic: 137
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,010

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PIRC, Main Str Behind Odflw Hall (Lat: 46.490167 Lon: -115.797083), Overall height: 27.1 m, Call Sign: KTF55
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N6SK, Licensee ID: L00132957
    Grant Date: 10/18/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Certifier: Robert L Blanke
    Registrant: Robert L Blanke, 505 Ash Ct., Pierce, ID 83546
  • Call Sign: N7JKO, Licensee ID: L01223815
    Grant Date: 12/14/2006, Expiration Date: 03/10/2017, Certifier: Nolan J Cochrell
    Registrant: Nolan J Cochrell, Hc 64 Box 85, Pierce, ID 83546
  • Call Sign: KG7BTQ, Licensee ID: L01766985
    Grant Date: 03/06/2013, Expiration Date: 03/06/2023, Certifier: William L Squires
    Registrant: William L Squires, Pierce, ID 83546

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HURRICANE CO INC HURRICANEHAULER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 190JT , Serial Number: HUR-9501, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 131, Pierce, ID 83546
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4887U , Serial Number: U20605145, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Kelly Kelso, Po Box H, Pierce, ID 83546

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Pierce, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John675.6 years
William565.4 years
Arthur483.5 years
James467.5 years
Jack470.7 years
David358.4 years
Charles376.7 years
Joe376.3 years
Kenneth352.0 years
Margaret375.0 years
Most common last names in Pierce, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson571.4 years
White562.8 years
Bullock461.2 years
Martin475.2 years
Stewart367.7 years
Richel380.3 years
Davis271.0 years
Anderson271.0 years
Deforest270.9 years
Hansen280.0 years

Pierce on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest sunshine amount differences during a year"
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