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Welcome to Council ...

The city of Council is located in Adams County and is the County Seat for Adams County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Council has a population of 865 people<1> (see below for details).

Council is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<2> 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<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Council had a population of 839 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 816 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Council had an population of 865 people. This is an increase of 3.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Council.

Communities near Council ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Council and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cambridge   [Map]   318   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Donnelly   [Map]   151   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fruitvale   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Indian Valley   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake Fork   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Meadows   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Council.

Communities Also Named Council ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Council. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Council. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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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/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Council.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Council - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Council). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Council or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Council. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Council) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Council. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Council

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Council. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7295, Longitude: -116.4367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Council have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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