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Overview

Introduction to Moscow, Idaho

Moscow, Idaho, in Latah county, is located 67 miles S of Spokane, Washington (center to center) and 257 miles E of Seattle, Washington.

Moscow History

Moscow was permanently settled in 1871. The early settlers named the area as Hog Heaven. The first post office of the area was established in 1872 and the name of the city was changed to Paradise Valley. Later in 1875, it was renamed to Moscow. In fact, the city was named after Moscow, Pennsylvania and Moscow, Iowa. The business district of the city was established in 1875. The first railroad entered the city in 1890. It is the county of seat of Latah County, which was founded on May 14, 1888.

Moscow and nearby Attractions

  • Appaloosa Horse Club and Museum
  • McCroskey State Park
  • Latah County Historical Museum
  • Idaho Forest Fire Museum
  • Hells Gate State Recreation Area
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park

Things To Do In Moscow

Moscow is home to many parks and open spaces including the Kiwanis Park, Anderson Frontier Park, Wren Welcome Garden, East City Park, Lena Whitmore Park, Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, and Skate Park. You can also visit the Hamilton - Lowe Aquatics Center. The Korns Shopping Center, Moscow Mall, and Palouse Empire Mall are some of the local shopping centers. The Prichard University of Idaho Art Gallery and the Appaloosa Horse Club and Museum are also worth visiting.

Moscow Transportation

Pullman/ Moscow Regional Airport is nearby.

Moscow Higher Education

University of Idaho is located in Moscow. Lewis - Clark State College, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and many other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,855
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+11,774
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married36.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,268
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,672

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,499
% Above Poverty Level70.1%
% Below Poverty Level29.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work23%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$209,700

Ancestry

German25.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.4%
English16.3%
Irish12%
Norwegian6.8%
Italian4.6%
Scottish3.7%
Swedish3.6%
Dutch2.9%
French Except Basque2.9%
Danishn1.6%
Polish1.5%
Welsh1.3%
African1.2%
Russian1.2%
Canadian1%
Nigerian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Basque0.3%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Australian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Moscow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Latah County
Standard Zip Codes83843
Company Zip Codes83844
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.71
Approximate Longitude-116.91

Moscow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOSCOW U OF I
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp48 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip27.3 inches
StationPULLMAN 2 NW
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp50 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationCOLFAX
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp50 to 83 F
Oct Temp33 to 62 F
Annual Precip20 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Deary393$49,286
Genesee951$73,250
Juliaetta602$63,125
Onaway172$71,250
Potlatch835$47,054
Troy888$61,786

Moscow Public Libraries

Latah County District
110 S JEFFERSON ST
Moscow, Idaho
(208) 882-3925

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Moscow Hospitals

Gritman Medical Center
(Non-profit)
700 South Main Street
(208) 882-4511

Moscow Public Schools

A.b. Mc Donald Elementary Sch
2323 E D St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-0228
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
J. Russell Elementary School
119 North Adams Street
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 191
Lena Whitmore Elementary School
110 S Blaine St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-2621
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Moscow Charter School
1723 East F St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 883-3195
Primary
Total Enrollment 181
Moscow High School
402 E 5th St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-2591
High
Total Enrollment 737
Moscow Middle School
1410 E D St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-3577
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
Palouse Prairie Charter School
1500 Levick St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-3684
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Paradise Creek Regional Alt
1314 S Main
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-3687
High
Total Enrollment 23
West Park Elementary School
510 Home St
ZIP: 83843
(208) 882-2714
Primary
Total Enrollment 213

Moscow Private Schools

Logos School
110 Baker St
ZIP: 83843
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 320
St Mary S School
412 N Monroe St
ZIP: 83843
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
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