Downey, Idaho

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

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Comparative Profile of Downey, Idaho

Comparing Downey 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Age of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Downey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles SE of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 415 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Bannock
Metro Area Pocatello
Standard Zip Codes 83234
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.428
Longitude -112.123

Downey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 50 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 62 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station ARBON 2 NW
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 49 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16.3 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 26 to 58 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
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Downey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 613 100%
Male 302 49.3%
Female 311 50.7%
Under 18 187 30.5%
18+ 426 69.5%
65+ 150 24.5%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3.23
White 597 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 8 1.3%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.6%

Estimated Downey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 577
Growth -36
Growth % -5.9%

Downey 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 38.4%
US/American 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Danish 6.9%
German 6.5%
Norwegian 5.8%
European 4.3%
Irish 3.4%
Scottish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Swedish 1.9%
Welsh 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.1%
Swiss 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Virginia (83234)

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)
Downey 613 $34,432
Arimo 348 $41,944
Clifton 213 $36,667
Grace 990 $39,306
Lava Hot Springs 521 $38,750
Malad City 2,158 $38,068
McCammon 805 $40,833

Downey Public Libraries

South Bannock District
Downey, Idaho
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