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People

Total Population 955
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 335
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,354
% Above Poverty Level 64.5%
% Below Poverty Level 35.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $75,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 19.5%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arco Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles W of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 479 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Butte
Standard Zip Codes 83213
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.636
Longitude -113.299

Arco Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ARCO
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 48 to 85 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
Station GROUSE
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 27 F
Apr Temp 24 to 50 F
Jul Temp 41 to 79 F
Oct Temp 22 to 57 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station CRATERS OF THE MOON
Distance 17.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Craters of the Moon National (83213)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Mackay 434 $52,955
Moore 150 $57,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arco Public Libraries

Library
Lost Rivers District
126 S FRONT ST
Arco, Idaho
(208) 527-8511

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Arco High Schools

BUTTE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
120 SOUTH WATER STREET
208-527-8237
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 157 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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