Howe, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 328.
Males: 168  (51.3%)
Females: 160  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Idaho median age:

33.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,482 (it was $29,423 in 2000)
Howe:

$44,482
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,525 (it was $11,899 in 2000)

Howe CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $186,789 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Howe:

$186,789
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $263,156; detached houses: $290,568; mobile homes: $86,945
March 2019 cost of living index in Howe: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Howe, ID (2000)
    • 32093.3%White alone
    • 175.0%Hispanic
    • 30.9%Two or more races
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4824 feet

Land area: 1166.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Howe, Idaho map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Howe CCD:

0.7% ($586)
Idaho:

1.0% ($1,007)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (47.5 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (487.3 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (704.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Butte City, ID (4.0 miles),
Atomic City, ID (4.3 miles),
Arco, ID (4.3 miles ),
Moore, ID (4.6 miles),
Mud Lake, ID (5.0 miles ),
Lost River, ID (5.5 miles),
Mackay, ID (6.1 miles ),
West Clark, ID (6.1 miles )

Latitude: 43.69 N, Longitude: 112.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

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

3.3%
Idaho:

4.8%
Most common industries in Howe, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (46.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Utilities (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (61.2%)
  • Truck transportation (9.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Food (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
Most common occupations in Howe, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (32.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Other financial specialists (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (50.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (25.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.8%)
  • Printing workers (6.8%)

Average climate in Howe, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Howe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1799% 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 128.6 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 50.6 miles away from Howe 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 321.6 miles away from Howe center
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 120.7 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) earthquake occurred 118.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 49.6 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 Butte County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Howe:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howe:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 59 miles; Rexburg, ID; Full-time enrollment: 30,522)
  • Idaho State University (about 63 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 110 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Utah State University (about 147 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Boise State University (about 164 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Montana State University (about 166 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 179 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)

Public elementary/middle school in Howe:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Howe: Bell Mountain Ranger Station (A), Little Lost River Access Area (B), Fallert (C), Little Lost Ski Area (D), Idaho National Laboratory Safety Department Station 3 (E), Idaho National Laboratory Safety Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Pass Creek Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cedar Run Creek (A), Camp Creek (B), Cabin Fork (C), Boulder Creek (D), Black Creek (E), Birch Creek (F), Big Spring Creek (G), Pine Creek (H), Bell Mountain Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Butte 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 Howe and their reported violations in the past:

HOWE TOWNSITE (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2014)
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.3%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

15.0%
Whole state:

11.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.3%
Whole state:

4.6%
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Howe:

Marital status in Howe, ID
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 76.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Howe:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.1
Idaho average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Howe, ID (based on Butte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1,6356
Black Protestant1901
Evangelical Protestant1664
Catholic1321
Mainline Protestant1142
None654-
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: 1
Here:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

18.14 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Butte County:

10.89 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

8.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

25.1%
Idaho:

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

15.0%
Idaho:

11.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Howe:

  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Howe:

  • KCVI (101.5 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLCE (97.3 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID-FM (96.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBJX (107.9 FM; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Howe:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Tony Hafla, Hwy 33 Just East Of Howe (Lat: 43.782861 Lon: -112.988472), Type: 55.5, Structure height: 16023 m, Overall height: 55.5 m, Registrant: Teton Communications Inc., Tony@tetoncommunications.Com, , Idaho- Falls, Phone: (208) 522-0750
  • Tony Hafla, Hwy 33 Just East Of Howe (Lat: 43.782861 Lon: -112.988472), Type: 55.5, Structure height: 16023 m, Overall height: 55.5 m, Registrant: Teton Communications Inc., Tony@tetoncommunications.Com, , Idaho- Falls, Phone: (208) 522-0750
  • Tony Hafla, 1441 Hi-Way 33 (Lat: 43.782861 Lon: -112.988472), Type: 54.9, Structure height: 16023 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Teton Communications Inc., Tony@tetoncommunications.Com, , Idaho- Falls, Phone: (208) 522-0750
  • Tony Hafla, 1441 Hi-Way 33 (Lat: 43.782861 Lon: -112.988472), Type: 54.9, Structure height: 16023 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Teton Communications Inc., Tony@tetoncommunications.Com, , Idaho- Falls, Phone: (208) 522-0750

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Howe Peak (Lat: 43.713250 Lon: -113.100417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 28.9 m, Call Sign: WPTR261,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.837 MHz, 857.837 MHz, 858.837 MHz, 859.837 MHz, 860.837 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 11/28/2021, Certifier: Danny W Crystal, Registrant: White Cloud Communications, Inc., 663 Main St, Twin Falls, ID 83301, Phone: (208) 733-5470, Fax: (208) 235-1778, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 6 Mi E (Lat: 43.796306 Lon: -112.263028), Call Sign: KNEX894,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/1998, Expiration Date: 03/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2002, Registrant: Russell Mays, Howe, ID 83244

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Jump Off Point, Jump Off Point, 6 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 43.756028 Lon: -113.100250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WQNU546,
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.150 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2011, Expiration Date: 05/31/2021, Certifier: Marcus Kohler, Registrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:
  • Howe Peak, 6.8 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 43.712972 Lon: -113.099806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.2 m, Call Sign: WQPH947,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6271.36 MHz... (+20 more), Grant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022, Certifier: Joseph W Shelton, Registrant: White Cloud Communications, 663 Main Ave. E., Twin Falls, ID 83301, Phone: (208) 733-5470, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB7QAK, Licensee ID: L00596133, Grant Date: 04/06/2013, Expiration Date: 04/06/2023, Registrant: Craig S Barnes, 1572 W. 3600 N., Howe, ID 83244
  • Call Sign: WA7FDR, Licensee ID: L00872579, Grant Date: 03/21/2014, Expiration Date: 05/10/2024, Certifier: Vance L Hawley, Registrant: Vance L Hawley, ., Howe, ID 83244
  • Call Sign: KI7UEI, Licensee ID: L02162812, Grant Date: 02/14/2018, Expiration Date: 02/14/2028, Certifier: Wade W Callister, Registrant: Wade W Callister, 1454 W 3700 N, Howe, ID 83244

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2384G , Serial Number: 51684, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/17/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 10/08/1986
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles H Mcdonald, Po Box 45, Howe, ID 83244, Other Owners: Joyce L Mcdonald
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 251MA , Serial Number: 1346-2003, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Norris, 3842 N 1800 W, Howe, ID 83244
  • Aircraft: ANGUS WATT ZENAIR STOLCH 750 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 750RH , Serial Number: 75-7832, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 10/20/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles H Mcdonald, Po Box 45, Howe, ID 83244, Other Owners: Joyce L Mcdonald

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Howe, ID
  • 48.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.7%Wood
  • 24.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Howe, ID
  • 39.3%Wood
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Howe compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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