Arco, Idaho

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Arco, Idaho

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High Points

Arco strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Arco Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Arco Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Arco Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 15% Arco Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Arco Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Arco, Idaho

Comparing Arco to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 5
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 2
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 6
Median Family Income 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Housing Recently Built 4 2

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Arco Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles W of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 479 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Butte
Standard Zip Codes 83213
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.636
Longitude -113.299

Arco Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ARCO
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 48 to 85 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
Station GROUSE
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 27 F
Apr Temp 24 to 50 F
Jul Temp 41 to 79 F
Oct Temp 22 to 57 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 55 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 15.2 inches
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Arco Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,026 100%
Male 491 47.9%
Female 535 52.1%
Under 18 286 27.9%
18+ 740 72.1%
65+ 175 17.1%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 976 95.1%
African-American 5 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 1.4%
Other 18 1.8%
Mixed Race 13 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37 3.6%

Estimated Arco Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 989
Growth -37
Growth % -3.6%

Arco Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 25.8%
US/American 14.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
German 10.7%
Irish 5.6%
Danish 4%
Scottish 3.9%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Italian 2.9%
Norwegian 2.7%
Swedish 2.3%
Welsh 1.5%
French Canadian 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
European 0.4%
African 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
British 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Arco, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Craters of the Moon National (83213)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arco 1,026 $34,688
Mackay 566 $31,667
Moore 196 $30,000

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Arco High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 157 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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1. Hart, Michigan 83.5   31.2% 17.2% 11.4% 17 $31,875 7.5% 12.3% 1,950 20.4% 48.7 2.4% 5.1
2. Murphy, North Carolina 83   39.9% 24.2% 18.8% 13 $35,234 6.6% 10.4% 1,568 22.9% 97.6 1.7% 8.3
3. Gordon, Nebraska 81.9   32.2% 23.8% 18.8% 11 $35,139 6.4% 17.7% 1,756 15.6% 45.6 2.5% 6.8
4. Oroville, Washington 80   35.3% 16.7% 9.1% 15 $30,114 6.6% 17.7% 1,653 28.9% 67.8 1.4% 5.4
5. Manchester, Kentucky 77.7   40.5% 18.1% 14.8% 17 $25,625 6.6% 7.7% 1,738 31.6% 52.9 0.6% 7.5
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