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Montpelier, Idaho

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Welcome to Montpelier ...

The city of Montpelier is located in Bear Lake County<1>.

The pronunciation of Montpelier: mawnt-PEEL-yur<2>

When the people of Montpelier refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Montpelierite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montpelier has a population of 2,538 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Montpelier is 5,970 feet [1,820 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Montpelier is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Montpelier: (208)

The ZIP code for Montpelier: 83254<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montpelier had an population of 2,538 people. This is a decrease of 2.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montpelier had a population of 2,597 people (or 43.38% of the total population of Bear Lake County). This makes Montpelier the county's most populous community.

The population of Montpelier represents 0.17% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,597 people, the population of Montpelier decreased 6.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,785 people).

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

Communities Also Named Montpelier ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Montpelier - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia (3) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Montpelier ...

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

  • Paris [Bear Lake County]
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    • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Montpelier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<8>
  • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
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    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Montpelier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
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    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Montpelier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<8>
  • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
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    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Montpelier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
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      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Montpelier
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    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
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      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the south of Montpelier
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    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake 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 Montpelier. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montpelier.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montpelier. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Montpelier.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montpelier ...

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

Adding Montpelier to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Montpelier

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Bear Lake County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Bear Lake, 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 Montpelier. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Montpelier refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Montpelier may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montpelier.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montpelier - 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 Montpelier). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montpelier 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montpelier) 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 Montpelier. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontpelierOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3220, Longitude: -111.2978    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.






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