Stites, Idaho

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Population in 2019: 232 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 120  (51.8%)
Females: 112  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

58.9 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 83552.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $27,337 (it was $22,386 in 2000)
Stites:

$27,337
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,868 (it was $10,933 in 2000)

Stites city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,984 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Stites:

$106,984
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $121,117; detached houses: $137,454; mobile homes: $64,120

Median gross rent in 2019: $702.

March 2019 cost of living index in Stites: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.5%
(29.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Stites, ID (2019)
    • 21496.4%White alone
    • 41.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.9%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Stites, Idaho as of February 05, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stites is 116 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (20.2%), American (17.0%), Scotch-Irish (7.4%), European (5.3%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (4.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1319 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 2,241 people per square mile   (low).

Stites, Idaho map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Idaho:

6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $483 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $382 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (107.7 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (311.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (839.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kooskia, ID (1.9 miles ),
Kamiah, ID (3.1 miles ),
Grangeville, ID (3.7 miles ),
Nezperce, ID (4.0 miles ),
Cottonwood, ID (4.3 miles ),
Weippe, ID (4.5 miles ),
Ferdinand, ID (4.5 miles),
Craigmont, ID (5.1 miles )

Latitude: 46.09 N, Longitude: 115.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Distribution of median household income in Stites, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Stites, ID in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Idaho:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in Stites, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (22.2%)
  • Wood products (13.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (37.1%)
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.4%)
  • Paper (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (29.7%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Stites, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (11.4%)
  • Woodworkers (11.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (20.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)

Average climate in Stites, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.82
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Stites-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1081% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 175.1 miles away from Stites center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 279.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 120.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 394.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 319.7 miles away from Stites 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) earthquake occurred 321.3 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Idaho County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stites topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Stites:

  • GRANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GRANGEVILLE, ID)
  • SYRINGA GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GRANGEVILLE, ID)

Amtrak station near Stites:

  • 14 miles: GRANGEVILLE (U.S. HWY 95) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stites:

  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 55 miles; Lewiston, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 67 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 72 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • The University of Montana (about 109 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 111 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 116 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • North Idaho College (about 117 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Stites Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

CLEARWATER WATER DIST (Population served: 106, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2014)
  • 105 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUN-16-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-16-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-16-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-16-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAY-16-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 42 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.3%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Stites:

Marital status in Stites, ID
  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 21.2%

For population 25 years and over in Stites:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 17.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stites, ID (based on Idaho County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7297
Evangelical Protestant1,73225
Other6333
Mainline Protestant5296
None10,644-
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: 7
This county:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Idaho County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

15.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
Idaho:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

40.5%
Idaho:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Stites:

56.6%
Idaho:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.7%
Idaho:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.0%
Idaho:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Stites:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Stites:

52.4%
Idaho:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

57.4%
Idaho:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.8%
Idaho:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stites, 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 0$0 7$3,493
Totals for Government 0$0 7$3,493

Stites government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $71,000 ($306.03)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($172.41)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($137.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($86.21)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($64.66)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($12.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($34.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $27,000 ($116.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,000 ($189.66)

Stites government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $67,000 ($288.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($94.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $376,000 ($1620.69)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($94.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($12.93)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($4.31)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $39,000 ($168.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($43.10)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($112.07)

Stites government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,000 ($913.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,000 ($913.79)

6.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Nez Perce County, ID  0.76% ($43,927 average AGI)
from Lewis County, ID  0.52% ($31,857)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
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 Nez Perce County, ID  0.86% ($65,848 average AGI)
to Lewis County, ID  0.71% ($30,974)
to Ada County, ID  0.39% ($32,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stites:

  • KORT (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRANGEVILLE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KLER (1300 AM; 5 kW; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLC (1350 AM; 5 kW; CLARKSTON LEWISTON,, WA; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stites:

  • K274AS (102.7 FM; KAMIAH, ETC., ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KORT-FM (92.7 FM; GRANGEVILLE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWO (90.1 FM; COTTONWOOD, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K213BN (90.5 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: ALACCA BIBLE CONFERENCE, INC.)
  • K272DO (102.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLER-FM (95.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • K215AB (90.9 FM; KAMIAH, ID; Owner: ALACCA BIBLE CONFERENCE)
  • K221BA (92.1 FM; KAMIAH, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Stites:

  • K07EW (Channel 7; STITES, ID; Owner: STITES COMMUNITY TV)
  • K09IC (Channel 9; STITES, ID; Owner: STITES COMMUNITY TV)
  • K11ID (Channel 11; STITES, ID; Owner: STITES COMMUNITY TV)
  • K09AL (Channel 9; KAMIAH, ID; Owner: KAMIAH VALLEY TV, INC.)
  • K11KO (Channel 11; KAMIAH, ID; Owner: KAMIAH VALLEY TV, INC.)
  • K05GQ (Channel 5; KOOSKIA & STITES, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K13AP (Channel 13; KAMIAH, ID; Owner: KAMIAH VALLEY TV, INC.)

Stites fatal accident list:

May 11, 2017 07:10 PM, Sr-13, Lat: 46.074478, Lon: -115.973731, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 24, 2013 08:48 PM, Sr-13, Lat: 46.109631, Lon: -115.979492, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 27, 2012 12:53 AM, Sr-13, Lat: 46.109614, Lon: -115.979556, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 25, 2007 07:00 PM, Sr-13, Lat: 46.101769, Lon: -115.977817, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 20, 2004 87:99 PM, Sr-13, Lat: 46.089351, Lon: -115.976137, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.1mTotal length
  • $4,306,000Total costs
  • 1,190Total average daily traffic
  • 94Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,785Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Stites)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J4F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31190, N31190, N-31190, Serial Number: 4-1275, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 12/04/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Arthur L Lacey, Po Box 58, Stites, ID 83552, Other Owners: Jackie Rae Lacey
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/04/2019

Most common first names in Stites, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Dorothy479.8 years
George470.3 years
John478.0 years
Grace389.0 years
Harry384.3 years
Thelma373.4 years
William380.7 years
David266.5 years
Albert277.0 years
James260.6 years
Most common last names in Stites, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hartman474.7 years
Packer486.2 years
Lytle369.4 years
Mchone394.0 years
Reed384.3 years
Detwiler284.0 years
Griner280.5 years
Arguelles280.0 years
Dodge278.0 years
Jones243.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stites, ID
  • 59.8%Wood
  • 26.4%Electricity
  • 11.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stites, ID
  • 65.2%Electricity
  • 17.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.4%Wood


Stites compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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