Weippe, Idaho

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Population in 2019: 444 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 223  (50.3%)
Females: 221  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

60.1 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 83553.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,234 (it was $26,442 in 2000)
Weippe:

$35,234
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,900 (it was $13,175 in 2000)

Weippe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,680 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Weippe:

$92,680
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $106,476; detached houses: $121,827; mobile homes: $38,021

Median gross rent in 2019: $662.

March 2019 cost of living index in Weippe: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.1%

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According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Weippe, Idaho as of February 05, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Weippe is 142 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (34.6%), German (13.6%), Scotch-Irish (6.8%), Irish (4.3%), Scottish (4.3%), British (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 12/1964

Elevation: 3020 feet

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,078 people per square mile   (low).

Weippe, Idaho map

11 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

2.6%
Idaho:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $981 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $701 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (97.5 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (305.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (859.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Pierce, ID (3.2 miles ),
Kamiah, ID (3.4 miles ),
Kooskia, ID (4.1 miles ),
Orofino, ID (4.1 miles ),
Nezperce, ID (4.2 miles ),
Nez Perce, ID (4.2 miles ),
Riverside, ID (4.3 miles ),
Stites, ID (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 46.38 N, Longitude: 115.94 W

Area code: 208

Distribution of median household income in Weippe, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Weippe, ID in 2019
Weippe satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
Idaho:

4.8%
Most common industries in Weippe, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (21.7%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Construction (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (34.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.1%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Chemicals (3.9%)
  • Warehousing & storage (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (11.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Weippe, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Woodworkers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Woodworkers (9.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (11.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.7%)

Average climate in Weippe, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Weippe, Idaho average temperatures Weippe, Idaho average precipitation Weippe, Idaho humidity Weippe, Idaho wind speed Weippe, Idaho snowfall Weippe, Idaho sunshine Weippe, Idaho clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.6. This is about average.

City:

65.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Weippe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1051% 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 190.2 miles away from Weippe 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 285.3 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 138.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 414.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 316.2 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) earthquake occurred 318.5 miles away from Weippe 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 Clearwater County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Weippe topographic map

Airports located in Weippe:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weippe:

  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 52 miles; Lewiston, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 57 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 63 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • North Idaho College (about 99 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • The University of Montana (about 99 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 110 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 112 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)

Public high school in Weippe:

Public elementary/middle school in Weippe:

  • TIMBERLINE ELEMENTARY (Location: 22869 HIGHWAY 11, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Weippe

Library in Weippe:

  • CLEARWATER DISTRICT (Operating income: $257,566; Location: 204 WOOD ST; 48,232 books; 1,486 audio materials; 2,291 video materials; 51 state licensed databases; 146 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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

Tourist attraction: Weippe Hilltop Heritage Museum (617 North Main).

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

2.2 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.1%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Weippe:

Marital status in Weippe, ID
  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 21.3%

For population 25 years and over in Weippe:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Weippe, ID (based on Clearwater County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,41115
Other5643
Mainline Protestant4705
Catholic3821
None5,934-
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: 4
This county:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

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.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

9.8%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.7%
Idaho:

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

14.4%
Idaho:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Weippe:

47.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Weippe:

46.6%
Idaho:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Idaho:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.8%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
Weippe:

45.4%
Idaho:

33.4%

General health condition:
Weippe:

49.0%
Idaho:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
Idaho:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Weippe, 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 2$4,700
Totals for Government 0$0 2$4,700

Weippe government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $95,000 ($213.96)
    Central Staff Services: $85,000 ($191.44)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($177.93)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($85.59)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($45.05)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($20.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,000 ($90.09)

Weippe government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $119,000 ($268.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($65.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $103,000 ($231.98)
    General Local Government Support: $48,000 ($108.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($78.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($144.14)
  • Tax - Property: $160,000 ($360.36)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($2.25)

Weippe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,525,000 ($3434.68)

6.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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  1.69% ($37,653 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Weippe:

  • 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)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRLC (1350 AM; 5 kW; CLARKSTON LEWISTON,, WA; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCLK (1430 AM; 5 kW; ASOTIN, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Weippe:

  • 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.)
  • K274AS (102.7 FM; KAMIAH, ETC., ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K272DO (102.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLER-FM (95.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.3mTotal length
  • $934,000Total costs
  • 1,160Total average daily traffic
  • 243Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,740Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Weippe)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Browns Creek Ridge Lookout (Lat: 46.335194 Lon: -115.826806), Call Sign: KNP63,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.205 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2015, Expiration Date: 04/18/2025, Registrant: State Of Idaho, Military Division, 700 South Stratford Drive, Building 6, Boise, ID 83720-0076, Phone: (208) 288-4000, Fax: (208) 288-2605, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Weippe Funny Farm, Off Of Chapman Rd. (Lat: 46.368306 Lon: -115.913111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQOJ913,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen, Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Weippe Blue Silo, 646 Dairy Rd (Lat: 46.338111 Lon: -115.921194), Type: Silo, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQOJ914,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen, Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Weippe Library, 204 Woods Road (Lat: 46.374806 Lon: -115.942111), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.4 m, Call Sign: WQOJ915,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen, Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • beard, State Highway 11 (Lat: 46.376111 Lon: -116.131194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRKC735,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2020, Expiration Date: 12/12/2030, Certifier: Joseph T Nelson, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Weippe)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: TITAN OX-340CC (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 87DH, N87DH, N-87DH, Serial Number: AL-1203, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 10/09/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Moriarty Trucking LLC, 222 Black Wolf Ln, Weippe, ID 83553

Most common first names in Weippe, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert661.8 years
John679.5 years
William675.6 years
Charles571.4 years
James574.2 years
Mary565.8 years
Clarence477.2 years
Edith484.7 years
Harold477.8 years
George370.0 years
Most common last names in Weippe, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Snyder975.0 years
Wilson977.6 years
Brown674.8 years
Heywood574.6 years
Johnson578.4 years
Chapman576.8 years
Larson583.4 years
Steadman569.8 years
Hutchins483.3 years
Thomas474.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Weippe, ID
  • 32.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.1%Wood
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 5.3%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Weippe, ID
  • 46.7%Electricity
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.8%Wood
  • 15.6%Utility gas


Weippe 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2023.