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Welcome to Idaho City ...

The city of Idaho City is located in Boise County<1> and is the County Seat for Boise County.

The location of Idaho City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Idaho City: EYE-da-hoe<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Idaho City has a population of 472 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Idaho City.

Idaho City is 3,930 feet [1,198 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Idaho City is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Idaho City lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Idaho City: (208)

The ZIP code for Idaho City: 83631<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Idaho City had an population of 472 people. This is a decrease of 2.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Idaho City had a population of 485 people (or 6.9% of the total population of Boise County). This makes Idaho City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Idaho City represents 0.03% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 485 people, the population of Idaho City increased 5.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 458 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Idaho City.

Communities near Idaho City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Idaho City.

  • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bend
    • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Idaho City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horseshoe Bend<8>
  • Placerville [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
    • Placerville [Boise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Idaho City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<8>
  • Grimes Pass [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes Pass
    • Grimes Pass [Boise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Idaho City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes Pass
  • Garden Valley [Boise County]
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    • Lowman [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowman
      • Lowman [Boise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the northeast of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowman<8>
    • Crouch [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch [Boise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<7> to the north of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
    • Banks [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Boise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<8>
    • Boise Hills Village [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boise Hills Village
      • Boise Hills Village [Ada County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boise Hills Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boise Hills Village
    • Boise City [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boise City
      • Boise City [Ada County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<7> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229,776 people
      • Former name for Boise City:
      • Boise City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boise City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boise City<8>
    • Collister [Ada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collister
      • Collister [Ada County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<7> to the southwest of Idaho City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collister

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 Idaho City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Idaho City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Idaho City. 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 Idaho City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Idaho City. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Idaho City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Idaho City ...

Looking for more information about Idaho City? 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 Idaho City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Idaho City.

Adding Idaho City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Idaho City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Idaho City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Idaho City on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Idaho City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Boise County: www.co.boise.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Boise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Idaho City. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idaho City.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idaho City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Idaho City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Idaho City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idaho City) 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 Idaho City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Idaho CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idaho City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8280, Longitude: -115.8315       In this case, the coordinates for Idaho City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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