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Welcome to Council ...
The city of Council is located in Adams County<1> and is the County Seat for Adams County.
The location of Council has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Council has a population of 888 people<3> (see below for details).
Council is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Council is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Council lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Council (for example, toward Richland (OR)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).
The telephone area code for Council: (208)
The ZIP code for Council: 83612<5>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Council.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Council had an population of 888 people. This is an increase of 5.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.82% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Council had a population of 839 people (which is 21.1% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Council the county's most populous community.
The population of Council represents 0.05% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 92nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 839 people, the population of Council increased 2.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 816 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Council.
Communities Also Named Council ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Council - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma (2) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Council.
Communities near Council ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Council.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Council. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Council.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Council. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Council.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Council. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Council.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Council ...
Looking for more information about Council? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Council, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Council.
Adding Council to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Council in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Council was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).
We also found Council on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1925).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Council.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Council. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.id.us/
The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023