Tensed, Idaho

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Population in 2012: 121 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 
Males: 57  (47.5%)
Females: 64  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Idaho median age:  43.6 years

Zip code: 83870

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,366 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Tensed:

$21,366
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,892 (it was $11,111 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,416 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Tensed:

$84,416
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $88,253; Detached houses: $71,125; Mobile homes: $103,478

Median gross rent in 2012: $500.

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  • White alone - 85 (69.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (24.4%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (5.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tensed: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.9%), Irish (12.1%), English (9.3%), Swedish (9.3%), Dutch (4.7%), Norwegian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2557 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 668 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Tensed, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Tensed:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tensed city:

  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

3 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America).

This city:  2.4%
Idaho:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $520 (0.5%)

Tensed satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (38.4 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (247.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (907.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: De Smet, ID (1.0 miles) , Farmington, WA (2.7 miles) , Tekoa, WA (2.9 miles ), Plummer, ID (3.5 miles ), Latah, WA (3.7 miles) , Garfield, WA (3.8 miles ), Oakesdale, WA (3.9 miles ), Steptoe, WA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Latitude: 47.16 N, Longitude: 116.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

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

6.5%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+40.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Information (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (22%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Child care workers (7%)

Average climate in Tensed, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tensed-area historical earthquake activity is below Idaho state average. It is 116% 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 261.3 miles away from the city 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 351.1 miles away from Tensed center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 262.0 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 266.2 miles away from the city 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 254.2 miles away from Tensed center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 461.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benewah County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tensed topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tensed:

  • TEKOA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TEKOA, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tensed:

  • University of Idaho (about 31 miles; Moscow, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 32 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • North Idaho College (about 37 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 39 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 41 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 42 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 44 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Library in Tensed:

  • BENEWAH DISTRICT (Operating income: $132,094; Location: 4345 FOX RD; 20,317 books; 338 audio materials; 1,630 video materials; 51 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Tensed: Tensed Ambulance Service (A), Tensed Rural Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Benewah 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 2012 was 37.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 31.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.7%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Tensed compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Wood (43%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

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 Tensed city (based on Benewah County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.15%
Here: 36.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents40.1%11.5%10.6%7.8%6.4%
Congregations26.7%6.7%-6.7%6.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.3%5.7%4.7%3.3%3.6%
Congregations6.7%6.7%13.3%6.7%20.0%
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
Benewah County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Benewah County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

9.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Benewah County:

27.7%
Idaho:

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

11.0%
State:

11.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$425
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$510
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$43
Sewerage 0$0 2$255
Water Supply 0$0 1$128
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,361

8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,598 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
Idaho average:

9.61%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kootenai County, ID  2.32% ($26,611 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.64% ($33,450)
from Nez Perce County, ID  0.35% ($33,455)


7.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200628,299 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Idaho average:

8.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kootenai County, ID  2.72% ($26,119 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.94% ($34,241)
to Latah County, ID  0.39% ($26,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tensed:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tensed:

  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Tensed:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKN (Channel 22; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSKN TELEVISION, INC.)

Tensed fatal accident list:

Jan 28, 1984 07:21 AM, 001540, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tensed)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .5 Mi Ne On Hwy 95 (Lat: 47.163778 Lon: -116.942667), Call Sign: WNBW248, Licensee ID: L00010618
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.2800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/15/2005, Expiration Date: 02/08/2015
    Registrant: Mc Gregor Co, Colfax, WA 99111, Phone: (509) 397-4355, Fax: (509) 397-2524, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA7ATR
    Grant Date: 03/22/1994, Expiration Date: 03/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2006
    Registrant: Cub K Eikes, Box 23 3 & C St, Tensed, ID 83870
  • Call Sign: KE7YBS, Licensee ID: L01445798
    Grant Date: 11/17/2008, Expiration Date: 11/17/2018, Certifier: Casey D Williams
    Registrant: Casey D Williams, 2277 Fox Rd, Tensed, ID 83870

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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