Council, Idaho

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Council, Idaho

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 4% trophy Council Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Council, Idaho

Comparing Council 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 3 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3


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

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Council Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles N of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 309 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 83612
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.73
Longitude -116.437

Council Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 24.3 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 27 to 55 F
Jul Temp 42 to 83 F
Oct Temp 25 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.5 inches
Distance 35.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 65 F
Jul Temp 52 to 91 F
Oct Temp 32 to 68 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
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Council Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 816 100%
Male 415 50.9%
Female 401 49.1%
Under 18 192 23.5%
18+ 624 76.5%
65+ 152 18.6%
Median Age 43.2
Average Family Size 2.87
White 788 96.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 1.7%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.6%

Estimated Council Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 742
Growth -74
Growth % -9.1%

Council 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
US/American 38.5%
English 12.4%
German 10.7%
Irish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
Dutch 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
French Canadian 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
Polish 1.2%
Greek 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Jordanian 0.3%
Basque 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bear (83612)
Cuprum (83612)
Fruitvale (83612)
Goodrich (83612)
Hornet (83612)
Pine Ridge (83612)
Tamarack (83612)

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)
Council 816 $30,000
Cambridge 360 $31,111
Cascade 997 $37,813
Donnelly 138 $31,500
McCall 2,084 $46,420
Midvale 176 $26,250
New Meadows 533 $31,042

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Council High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

Council Colleges

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