Sun Valley, Idaho

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Sun Valley, Idaho

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sun Valley Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sun Valley Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sun Valley Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sun Valley Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sun Valley College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sun Valley Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sun Valley Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 7% Sun Valley People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sun Valley, Idaho

Comparing Sun Valley 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 Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
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 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 8
Low Property Crime 6 7

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Sun Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles E of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 428 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Blaine
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83353, 83354
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.697
Longitude -114.35

Sun Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 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 31 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 43.2 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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Sun Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,427 100%
Male 729 51.1%
Female 698 48.9%
Under 18 170 11.9%
18+ 1,257 88.1%
65+ 247 17.3%
Median Age 47.5
Average Family Size 2.5
White 1,319 92.4%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 11 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 60 4.2%
Mixed Race 26 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 102 7.1%

Estimated Sun Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,444
Growth 17
Growth % 1.2%

Sun Valley 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 20.1%
German 17.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
Irish 7.5%
French (except Basque) 6.4%
US/American 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Italian 3.6%
Norwegian 3.2%
Swedish 2.9%
Polish 2.5%
Scottish 1.5%
Austrian 1.5%
Swiss 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
Canadian 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Eastern European 1.1%
European 1.1%
Czech 1%
Russian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Albanian 0.5%
Basque 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Northern European 0.4%
Brazilian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Latvian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Elk Horn (83354)

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