Montpelier, Idaho

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Montpelier, Idaho

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Montpelier Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Montpelier Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Montpelier Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Montpelier Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Montpelier Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Montpelier, Idaho

Comparing Montpelier 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Age of the Population 3 6
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 6
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 6
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
People Living Alone 5 7
Housing Recently Built 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 8 8

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Montpelier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles SE of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 374 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Bear Lake
Standard Zip Codes 83220, 83254
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.322
Longitude -111.296

Montpelier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 26 to 54 F
Jul Temp 48 to 85 F
Oct Temp 28 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 79 F
Oct Temp 29 to 55 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Distance 27 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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Montpelier Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,785 100%
Male 1,366 49%
Female 1,419 51%
Under 18 899 32.3%
18+ 1,886 67.7%
65+ 461 16.6%
Median Age 34.3
Average Family Size 3.31
White 2,693 96.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.6%
Other 55 2%
Mixed Race 19 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 106 3.8%

Estimated Montpelier Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,507
Growth -278
Growth % -10%

Montpelier 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 27.9%
US/American 18%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
German 8.3%
Swiss 7.7%
Danish 6.6%
Irish 3.8%
Swedish 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Norwegian 2.1%
Scottish 2%
Welsh 1.4%
Polish 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
Scandinavian 1.1%
European 0.8%
Northern European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bennington (83254)
Bern (83220)
Liberty (83254)
Nounan (83254)
Ovid (83254)
Pegram (83254)
Wardboro (83254)

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)
Montpelier 2,785 $33,639
Bloomington 251 $40,625
Georgetown 538 $37,813
Paris 576 $45,000
St. Charles 156 $27,500

Montpelier Public Libraries

Bear Lake County District
138 N 6TH ST
Montpelier, Idaho
(208) 847-1664

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Montpelier High Schools (2004)

Serves 464 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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1. Terra Alta, West Virginia 84   24.3% 14.9% 6.9% 22 $32,692 6.9% 0.8% 1,456 18.9% 13.1 1.3% 1.4
2. Lake City, Arkansas 83.1   20.1% 16.1% 10.5% 22 $33,477 6.9% 1.3% 1,956 14.6% 3.6 0.9% 0.5
3. Preston, Idaho 79.5   19.1% 14.3% 10% 22 $39,537 10% 4.8% 4,682 6.7% 16 1.6% 0.6
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