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Welcome to Ketchum ...

The city of Ketchum is located in Blaine County<1>.

The pronunciation of Ketchum: KETCH-um<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ketchum has a population of 2,857 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Ketchum is 5,830 feet [1,777 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Ketchum is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Ketchum is within the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Ketchum: 83340<5>

Websites for Ketchum ...

Official Website: www.ci.ketchum.id.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ketchum had an population of 2,857 people. This is an increase of 6.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ketchum had a population of 2,689 people (which is 12.58% of the total population of Blaine County). This makes Ketchum the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ketchum represents 0.17% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,689 people, the population of Ketchum decreased 10.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,003 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ketchum ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Ketchum - they are located in Maine, New York, Oklahoma and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ketchum.

Communities near Ketchum ...

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

  • Hailey [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hailey
    • Hailey [Blaine County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Ketchum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,887 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hailey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hailey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hailey<8>
  • Bellevue [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
    • Bellevue [Blaine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Ketchum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,501 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<8>
  • Triumph [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triumph
    • Triumph [Blaine County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Ketchum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triumph have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triumph
  • Boulder [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Blaine County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Ketchum
    • Boulder has also been known as:
    • Boulder Basin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broadford [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadford
      • Broadford [Blaine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Ketchum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadford
    • Galena [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Blaine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Ketchum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Gannett [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gannett
      • Gannett [Blaine County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Ketchum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gannett
    • Magic City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magic City
      • Magic City [Blaine County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the south of Ketchum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magic City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magic City
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
      • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Ketchum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
    • Picabo [Blaine County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ketchum. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ketchum.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ketchum ...

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

Adding Ketchum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ketchum 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 Ketchum was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ketchum

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

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About Blaine County

About Idaho

The official website for Ketchum: www.ci.ketchum.id.us/

The official website for Blaine County: www.co.blaine.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 Blaine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ketchum. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ketchum.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ketchum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Ketchum). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ketchum or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ketchum) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ketchum. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KetchumOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ketchum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6822, Longitude: -114.3664    
<7>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.
<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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