Wayan, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 266.
Males: 138  (52.1%)
Females: 128  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Idaho median age:

33.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,534 (it was $25,938 in 2000)
Wayan:

$44,534
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,648 (it was $12,386 in 2000)

Wayan CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $296,312 (it was $130,600 in 2000)
Wayan:

$296,312
ID:

$255,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Wayan: 99.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6437 feet

Land area: 720.9 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.8% ($1,056)
Idaho:

1.0% ($1,007)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pocatello, ID (56.7 miles , pop. 51,466).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (387.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (644.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Auburn, WY (4.1 miles ),
Thayne, WY (4.2 miles ),
Soda Springs, ID (4.2 miles ),
Freedom, WY (4.3 miles ),
Fairview, WY (4.5 miles ),
Grover, WY (4.5 miles),
Bedford, WY (4.5 miles),
Etna, WY (4.6 miles)

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 111.33 W

Area code: 208

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

3.8%
Idaho:

4.8%

Average climate in Wayan, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wayan, Idaho average temperatures Wayan, Idaho average precipitation Wayan, Idaho humidity Wayan, Idaho wind speed Wayan, Idaho snowfall Wayan, Idaho sunshine Wayan, Idaho clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 21.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.74. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.74
U.S.:

1.79

Earthquake activity:

Wayan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1727% 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 124.8 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 151.1 miles away from Wayan 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 357.0 miles away from Wayan center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from Wayan center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 18.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 131.0 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 Caribou County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wayan:

  • Idaho State University (about 56 miles; Pocatello, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,350)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 72 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Utah State University (about 80 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 118 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 138 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 146 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • University of Utah (about 146 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wayan: Dry Valley Guard Station (A), Johnson Guard Station (B), Nate Ranch (C), Young Ranch (D), Petersons Ranch (E), Maybey Canyon Phosphate Mining Area (F), Mill Canyon Campground (G), Pine Bar Campground (H), Miller Ranch (I), Blackfoot River Park Access Area (J), Smith Sawmill (K), Stocking Ranch (L), Stewart Ranch (M), Stump Creek Guard Station (N), Clear Creek Guard Station (O), Summit View Campground (P), Sweet Ranch (Q), Middle Dairy (R), Gravel Creek Campground (S), Tincup Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Freedom Cemetery (1), Lanes Grave Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: The Narrows (A), Grays Lake (B), Goose Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chippy Creek (A), Cabin Creek (B), Meadow Creek (C), Brush Creek (D), Books Creek (E), North Fork Stump Creek (F), Pine Creek (G), Noon Creek (H), Bacon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wayan include: Henry Stampede Park (1), Blackfoot River Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Caribou County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.4%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

19.5%
Whole state:

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

4.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

For population 15 years and over in Wayan:

Marital status in Wayan, ID
  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 74.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wayan:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Idaho average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wayan, ID (based on Caribou County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other5,32715
Catholic3742
Mainline Protestant901
Evangelical Protestant603
None1,112-
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: 3
Here:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Caribou County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Caribou County:

25.3%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.0%
State:

11.7%

4.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
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 Bannock County, ID  1.11% ($39,923 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wayan:

  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wayan:

  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KCHQ (102.1 FM; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: TED W. AUSTIN, JR.)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K209BO (89.7 FM; TETONIA, ID; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBJX (107.9 FM; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • KLLP (98.5 FM; CHUBBUCK, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K260AD (99.9 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K264AD (100.7 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K276DR (103.1 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K287AB (105.3 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around Wayan:

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

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Star Valley) Black Mountain Communication (Lat: 43.105222 Lon: -111.123000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: KNKN306
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Caribou Mountain 10 Mi Nne (Lat: 43.085472 Lon: -111.305778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNMB434,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.330 MHz, 159.390 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/05/2023, 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:
  • Uprr Wooley Valley 12 Mi N (Lat: 42.798528 Lon: -111.394944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 23 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: WNKY883, Licensee ID: L00258361,
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2001, Certifier: Robert Vandeberg, Registrant: Association Of American Railroad Dba Transportation Technology Ctr Inc Uprr, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (719) 584-0578, Fax: (719) 584-7145

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BLACK MTN, 6.6 Miles Wsw Of Alpine, Wyoming (Lat: 43.105028 Lon: -111.122667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: WQVM575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2015, Expiration Date: 03/30/2025, Certifier: Charles E Kakalecik, Registrant: State Of Wyoming, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009, Phone: (307) 777-4440, Fax: (307) 777-4764, Email:
  • SOMSEN, 5241 Highway 34 (Lat: 42.976556 Lon: -111.364528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRCM568,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2018, Expiration Date: 11/09/2028, Certifier: Allen R Hoopes, Registrant: Womble Bond Dickinson (Us) LLP, 1200 19th Street, Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-4519, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Off Highway 34, 1/2 Mile Northeast Of (Lat: 42.976306 Lon: -111.364639), Call Sign: KNKM718,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.525 MHz, 454.475 MHz, 454.425 MHz, 454.375 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2018, Expiration Date: 11/01/2028, Registrant: Womble Bond Dickinson (Us) LLP, 1200 19th Street, Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-4519, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wayan, ID
  • 68.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wayan, ID
  • 57.1%Coal or coke
  • 42.9%Electricity


Wayan 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 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.
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