Kooskia, Idaho

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Kooskia (pronounced kōō′·skē) is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. The population was 675 at the 2000 census.


Kooskia is located at 46°8′30″N 115°58′47″W / 46.14167°N 115.97972°W / 46.14167; -115.97972 (46.141802, -115.979708).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.41%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 675 people, 278 households, and 179 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,039.3 people per square mile (401.0/km²). There were 332 housing units at an average density of 511.2/sq mi (197.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.19% White, 2.22% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 278 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,491, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,196. About 25.0% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


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