Grangeville, Idaho

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Grangeville is a city in and the county seat of Idaho County, Idaho, United States, in the north central part of the state.[1] The city had a population of 3,228 at the 2000 census.



Grangeville is located at 45°55′35″N 116°7′17″W / 45.92639°N 116.12139°W / 45.92639; -116.12139 (45.926449, -116.121464).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.


The people of Grangeville enjoy close access to scenic and wildlife areas. Whitewater rafting is a popular pursuit. The Clearwater River, Snake River, and Salmon River lie close by.

Salmon and steelhead fishing is often a choice of recreation. Many residents of Grangeville hunt deer, elk, and turkeys in the nearby forests. Hiking is also popular in the Nez Perce National Forest, the Gospel Hump Wilderness, and Hells Canyon to the south of the city. The city operates the nearby Snowhaven ski area for winter recreation.

Many residents of Grangeville depend on the nearby forests for their livelihoods. In addition to timber harvesting, the U.S. Forest Service is a major source of employment in the region.

Grangeville's "Border Days" is a large public celebration on the weekend of July 4 (Independence Day), which features the state's oldest rodeo as well as parades, art shows, and dances.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,228 people, 1,333 households, and 857 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,366.4 people per square mile (916.4/km²). There were 1,474 housing units at an average density of 1,080.6/sq mi (418.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.34% White, 0.03% African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

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