Midvale, Idaho

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Midvale is a city in Washington County, Idaho, United States. The population was 176 at the 2000 census.

Midvale is the hometown of former U.S. Senator, Larry Craig.

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History

The city was named when the valley in which it stands was called Middle Valley. The first settlers came in 1868 and in 1876 a post office and school were begun. In 1884 the Middle Valley Ditch was undertaken: in 1885 the first store was built, and in 1898 the P&IN Rail Road came through. From 1870 to 1900 stock raising was the chief industry, but today Midvale serves a diversified farming area.[1]

Geography

Midvale is located at 44°28′14″N 116°44′3″W / 44.47056°N 116.73417°W / 44.47056; -116.73417 (44.470523, -116.734064).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 176 people, 75 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 514.0 people per square mile (199.9/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 242.4/sq mi (94.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.59% White, 2.27% Native American, 0.57% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 30.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,444, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,530. About 23.4% of families and 28.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.

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