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Idaho Almanac

The Idaho Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Idaho.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Idaho. I. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 28. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union July 3, 1890
Capital Boise, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname The Gem State, Gem of the Mountains, Little Ida, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Esto Perpetua, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 83,574 square miles Rank among states 14th
Land area 82,751 square miles Rank among states 11th
Water area 823 square miles Rank among states 33rd
Greatest distance East to West 316 miles
Greatest distance North to South 483 miles
Highest point 12,662 feet (Borah Peak) Rank among states 11th
Lowest point 710 feet (Snake River) Rank among states 42nd
Mean elevation 5,000 feet Rank among states 6th
Highest recorded temperature 118 degrees on July 28, 1934 at Orofino
Lowest recorded temperature -60 degrees on January 16, 1943 at Island Park Dam
Highest monthly average temperature 90.6 degrees Rank among states 18th
Lowest monthly average temperature 15.1 degrees Rank among states 17th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 19 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,293,953 Rank among states 39th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
15.64 Rank among states 44th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Boise 185,787 6. Coeur d'Alene 34,514
2. Nampa 51,867 7. Twin Falls 34,469
3. Pocatello 51,466 8. Lewiston 30,904
4. Idaho Falls 50,730 9. Caldwell 25,967
5. Meridian 34,919 10. Moscow 21,291
Median age
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
33.2
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 75.19 Rank among states 8th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,845.1 Rank among states 44th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 281.8 Rank among states 42nd
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 3,563.3 Rank among states 43rd
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,727 Rank among states 41st
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$20,394 Rank among states 43rd
Median household income (1993) $31,010 Rank among states 25th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Idaho

Encyclopedia of Idaho, by Nancy Capace. 99 pages. Publisher: Native American Books Distributor (December 1, 2001)

The Encyclopedia of Idaho contains detailed information on Idaho: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Idaho State Book Store for additional Idaho related books, including Idaho Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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