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People

Total Population 962
Male Share of the Population 55.7%
Female Share of the Population 44.3%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 303
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,579
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $556
Median House Value $92,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0%
English 21.3%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COUNCIL
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
Station NEW MEADOWS RANGER STN
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
Station RICHLAND
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Cambridge 251 $55,625
Cascade 1,056 $47,500
Donnelly 77 $0
McCall 2,955 $67,386
Midvale 161 $35,417
New Meadows 522 $41,161

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Council Public Libraries

Library
Council Valley District
104 CALIFORNIA AVE
Council, Idaho
(208) 253-6004

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Council High Schools

COUNCIL JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
101 EAST BLEEKER AVENUE
208-253-4217
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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