Wallace, Idaho

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Wallace, Idaho

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High Points

Wallace 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 Wallace Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Wallace Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Wallace Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Wallace, Idaho

Comparing Wallace 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 8 7
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 2
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
Median Family Income 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Wallace Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles E of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 299 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Shoshone
Standard Zip Codes 83873
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83874
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.474
Longitude -115.926

Wallace Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 49 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
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Wallace Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 960 100%
Male 478 49.8%
Female 482 50.2%
Under 18 220 22.9%
18+ 740 77.1%
65+ 154 16%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.85
White 911 94.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 2.5%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 18 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 2.2%

Estimated Wallace Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 907
Growth -53
Growth % -5.5%

Wallace 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
German 18.4%
US/American 14.8%
Irish 14.4%
English 10%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Norwegian 5.6%
Italian 5.4%
Swedish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Polish 2.2%
Dutch 2%
Welsh 1.7%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Scottish 1.4%
Turkish 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Canadian 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Icelander 0.4%
Cypriot 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
African 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Murray (83874)
Prichard (83873)

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)
Wallace 960 $33,472
Kellogg 2,395 $32,260
Mullan 840 $36,917
Osburn 1,545 $34,605
Smelterville 651 $30,341
Wardner 215 $31,563

Wallace Public Libraries

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Wallace High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 268 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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