Salmon, ID Demographics

Population (year 2000): 3,122. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,072 (-1.6% change)
Males: 1,498 (48.0%), Females: 1,624 (52.0%)

Lemhi County

Zip code: 83467

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $26,823 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,100 (year 2000)

Races in Salmon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.3%), English (19.9%), Irish (9.2%), United States (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Danish (3.8%).

Elevation: 3950 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Salmon

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salmon city

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+2.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Salmon:

  • STEELE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (811 MAIN STREET (PO BOX 700))
Other hospitals/medical centers near Salmon:

  • MARCUS DALY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 74 miles; HAMILTON, MT)
  • BARRETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CAH (about 79 miles; DILLON, MT)
  • GRANITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER – CAH (about 86 miles; PHILIPSBURG, MT)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salmon:

  • BERT MOONEY (about 112 miles; BUTTE, MT; ID: BTM)
  • FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL (about 119 miles; HAILEY, ID; ID: SUN)
  • MISSOULA INTERNATIONAL (about 119 miles; MISSOULA, MT; ID: MSO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salmon:

  • LEMHI COUNTY (about 5 miles; SALMON, ID; ID: SMN)
  • MAY (about 40 miles; MAY, ID; ID: 0U8)
  • WISDOM (about 42 miles; WISDOM, MT; ID: 7S4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salmon:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-MISSOULA (about 134 miles; MISSOULA, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,112)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 181 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 187 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; FT enrollment: 3,433)
  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 201 miles; BOISE, ID; FT enrollment: 12,033)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 207 miles; POCATELLO, ID; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 210 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; FT enrollment: 10,380)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 224 miles; MOSCOW, ID; FT enrollment: 9,823)

Schools

Public high schools in Salmon:

  • SALMON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 401 CHALLIS STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SALMON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: BEAN LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salmon:

  • SALMON PIONEER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 900 SHARKEY STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
  • SALMON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 805 LENA STREET; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • BROOKLYN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 200 FULTON STREET; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • SALMON JUVENILE DETENTION CTR (Students: 3; Location: 206 COURTHOUSE DRIVE; Grades: 01 – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Salmon:

  • SALMON CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 25; Location: BOX 1088; Grades: KG – 9)
  • 7TH DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 400 FAIRMONT ST; Grades: 1 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Salmon:

  • LEMHI COUNTY DISTRICT (Operating income: $185,569; Location: 204 MAIN ST; 25,546 books; 346 audio materials; 399 video materials; 58 serial subscriptions)