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People

Total Population 883
Male Share of the Population 54.7%
Female Share of the Population 45.3%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 398
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,295
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $638
Median House Value $110,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.3%
US/American 0%
English 14.9%
Irish 6%

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

Challis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 116 miles NE of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 418 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 83226, 83229
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.504
Longitude -114.23

Challis 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 CHALLIS
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 7.7 inches
Station MAY 2 SSE
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 27 to 57 F
Jul Temp 46 to 85 F
Oct Temp 26 to 61 F
Annual Precip 7.8 inches
Station CHILLY BARTON FLAT
Distance 41.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 30 F
Apr Temp 26 to 54 F
Jul Temp 45 to 81 F
Oct Temp 26 to 58 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cobalt (83229)

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

Challis Public Libraries

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Challis Public
SIXTH AND MAIN ST
Challis, Idaho
(208) 879-4267
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Challis High Schools

CHALLIS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1110 BLUFF AVENUE
208-879-2255
Serves 266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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