Kooskia, Idaho

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Kooskia, Idaho

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Kooskia Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Kooskia Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Kooskia Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Kooskia, Idaho

Comparing Kooskia 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 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 9
Racial Diversity 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 3 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 3

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Kooskia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles SW of Missoula, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 316 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Idaho
Standard Zip Codes 83539
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.145
Longitude -115.976

Kooskia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 53 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
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Kooskia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 675 100%
Male 340 50.4%
Female 335 49.6%
Under 18 175 25.9%
18+ 500 74.1%
65+ 130 19.3%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 629 93.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 2.2%
Other 11 1.6%
Mixed Race 18 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 2.4%

Estimated Kooskia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 665
Growth -10
Growth % -1.5%

Kooskia 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.2%
German 19.5%
US/American 15.5%
English 13.9%
Irish 8.2%
French (except Basque) 4%
Norwegian 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Dutch 2%
French Canadian 1.4%
European 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Welsh 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
British 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Clearwater (83539)
Lowell (83539)
Syringa (83539)

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)
Kooskia 675 $23,750
Cottonwood 944 $39,625
Grangeville 3,228 $34,625
Kamiah 1,160 $33,424
Nezperce 523 $40,000
Stites 226 $30,000
Weippe 416 $28,281
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Kooskia High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 235 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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