Bancroft, Idaho

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Bancroft is a city in the Gem Valley of Caribou County, Idaho, United States. The population was 382 at the 2000 census.


Bancroft is located at 42°43′10″N 111°53′10″W / 42.71944°N 111.88611°W / 42.71944; -111.88611 (42.719440, -111.886194),[1] in the Portneuf Valley. It is a railroad town and lies on the historic route of old U.S. Highway 30. The elevation is 5,420 feet (1,650 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 382 people, 144 households, and 103 families residing in the city. The population density was 580.0 people per square mile (223.5/km²). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 261.2/sq mi (100.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.69% White, 0.26% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 144 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $46,250 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,549. About 9.7% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.


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