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Idaho City
Boise County, Idaho


Page Contents for Idaho City, Idaho

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Idaho City is approximately 458 (2000), 485 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 173 (1990), 216 (2010).
The amount of land area in Idaho City is 1.182 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Idaho City is 0.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Idaho City to Washington DC is 2158 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 25 miles. (as the crow flies)
Idaho City is positioned 43.84 degrees north of the equator and 115.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Idaho City elevation is 3,906 feet above sea level.
Idaho City median income is $ 28,068 (2000).
The Idaho City median home price is $ 105,900 (2000).
Idaho City average annual precipitation is 24.1 inches peryear.
Idaho City average annual snowfall is 20.7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 23.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 42.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 65.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 44.8 degrees F.


in western Idaho, on Hwy 21, 31 miles north and east of Boise. Other nearby communities include Horseshoe Bend, New Centerville and Garden Valley.
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History & History Related Items

Idaho City was a classic gold town. After gold was discovered in 1862 in the Boise Basin, it became home to over 30,000 people trying to strike it rich. The area was one of the largest sources of gold ever found. Many of the old buildings from this pioneer era can be seen today in Idaho City. Idaho City was a typical gold town with a rowdy atmosphere, saloons and some lawlessness. Nevertheless, it florished. Bad luck hit Idaho City with destructive fires. First, in 1865, when most buildings were destroyed. Then fires in 1867, 1868 and 1871 also consumed most of the town. Because of the great wealth in Idaho City from the gold, the town was rebuilt quickly each time it burned. When the gold began to run out and became harder to find, the crowds left as quickly as they came. Many of the old brick homes and businesses as well as the plank boardwalks remain today. The town is an excellent example of historical architecture and the atmosphere of a mid-1800's gold rush town.

Here is a good history page for Idaho City.
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Boise Basin Museum
402 Montgomery
Idaho City, Idaho
Phone: 208-392-4550
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Idaho City City Government

Idaho City
Phone: 208-392-4584

Idaho City is the county seat of Boise County.

Idaho City Police Department
511 Main, Idaho City
Phone: 208-392-4596

Idaho City Chamber

Idaho City Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 507
Idaho City, Idaho
Phone: 208-392-6000

Idaho City Organizations

Idaho City Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 507
Idaho City, Idaho
Phone: 208-392-6000

Idaho City Schools

Basin School District #072
100 Centerville Rd,
Idaho City, Idaho
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 227
Idaho City, ID 83631
Phone: (208) 392-4183
Fax: (208) 392-9954 Idaho City


The population of Idaho City was:
1990 - 322
2000 - 458
2002 - 483 (estimate)

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