Smelterville, Idaho

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Smelterville is a city in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States. The population was 651 at the 2000 census. Smelterville has recently gained prominence in Shoshone County due to the addition of a Wal-Mart store.


Smelterville is located at 47°32′34″N 116°10′45″W / 47.54278°N 116.17917°W / 47.54278; -116.17917 (47.542690, -116.179281).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 651 people, 308 households, and 165 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,049.1 people per square mile (785.5/km²). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 1,117.4/sq mi (428.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.77% White, 0.15% African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 308 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,908, and the median income for a family was $30,341. Males had a median income of $26,029 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,572. About 15.5% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


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