Ketchum, Idaho

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Ketchum, Idaho

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Ketchum Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Ketchum Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Ketchum Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Ketchum College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Ketchum Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Ketchum Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ketchum People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Ketchum Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Ketchum Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Ketchum, Idaho

Comparing Ketchum 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Racial Diversity 7 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 7
Low Property Crime 2 2

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Ketchum Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 92 miles E of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 428 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Blaine
Standard Zip Codes 83340
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.68
Longitude -114.362

Ketchum 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 4 to 32 F
Apr Temp 24 to 54 F
Jul Temp 43 to 81 F
Oct Temp 25 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station PICABO
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 27 to 57 F
Jul Temp 46 to 85 F
Oct Temp 28 to 61 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Distance 43.3 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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Ketchum Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,003 100%
Male 1,614 53.7%
Female 1,389 46.3%
Under 18 374 12.5%
18+ 2,629 87.5%
65+ 283 9.4%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.6
White 2,845 94.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 17 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.3%
Other 70 2.3%
Mixed Race 58 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 147 4.9%

Estimated Ketchum Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,145
Growth 142
Growth % 4.7%

Ketchum 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 17.1%
German 16.4%
Irish 12.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 4.3%
Norwegian 3.8%
Italian 3.7%
Scottish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Russian 2.8%
Swedish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
European 2.2%
Dutch 2%
Swiss 1.3%
Danish 1.2%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Canadian 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Finnish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Slavic 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sawtooth City (83340)

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)
Ketchum 3,003 $73,750
Bellevue 1,876 $49,276
Hailey 6,200 $56,379
Sun Valley 1,427 $85,000

Ketchum Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(208) 727-8800
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Ketchum

(As of 2005)
The Lane Bldg.
300 N. Main Street
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