Firth, Idaho

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Firth is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 408 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Firth is located at 43°18′20″N 112°11′02″W / 43.305519°N 112.183938°W / 43.305519; -112.183938 (43.305519, -112.183938).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), all of it land.

Firth is located on the eastern side of the Snake River, facing the Blackfoot Mountains.

History

Firth began as a Swedish settlement in 1885.[2] It was named for Lorenzo J. Firth, an English emigrant, who gave land for the railroad section house and water tank; the railroad named the station for him in 1903.[2] The post office was established in 1905.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 408 people, 142 households, and 100 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,139.7 people per square mile (829.1/km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 776.2/sq mi (300.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.34% White, 0.25% African American, 0.49% Native American, 20.83% from other races, and 8.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.17% of the population.

There were 142 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

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