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Montpelier

Montpelier, Idaho

  •   State: 
    Idaho
      County: 
    Bear Lake County
      City: 
    Montpelier
      County all: 
    Bear Lake | Caribou
      County FIPS: 
    16007 | 16029
      Coordinates: 
    42°19′13″N 111°18′13″W
      Area total: 
    2.32 sq mi (6.00 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.32 sq mi (6.00 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    5,981 ft (1,823 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    42,3223
      Longitude: 
    -111,3168
      Timezone: 
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 
    83254
      GMAP: 

    Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States

  •   Population: 
    9,189
      Population density: 
    1,094.91 residents per square mile of area (422.70/km²)
      Household income: 
    $38,546
      Households: 
    903
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.50%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    7.80%

Montpelier is a city in Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States. The population was 2,597 at the 2010 census, down from 2,785 in 2000. The city is the largest community in the Bear Lake Valley, a farming region north of Bear Lake in southeastern Idaho along the Utah border. It was settled in 1863 by Mormon pioneers on the route of the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Short Line Railway started in Granger, Wyoming from the existing Union Pacific station, and reached Montpelier on August 5, 1882. In 1896, Butch Cassidy and members of the Wild Bunch robbed a bank in the city. On 3 April 2022, LDS Prophet Russell M. Nelson announced that an LDS Temple would be built in Mont Pelier. The Mont Peler Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes four buildings: the city hall, a high school, the high school's gymnasium, and an LDS church. The town is located at 42°1913N 111°1813W (42.320416, -111.303703), at an elevation of 5,981 feet (1,823 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.03 km²), all of it land. The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.4% Native American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.2%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

History

Montpelier is the primary city name, but also Bennington, Ovid are acceptable city names or spellings, Liberty, Nounan, Pegram, Wardboro on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Montpelier, Idaho. The city was first settled in 1864. The Oregon Short Line Railway started in Granger, Wyoming from the existing Union Pacific station, and reached Montpelier on August 5, 1882. On 3 April 2022, LDS Prophet Russell M. Nelson announced that an LDS Temple would be built in Montpeliers. U.S. Routes 89 and 30 intersect in the city. The city was the site of a bank heist by Butch Cassidy and members of the Wild Bunch, Elzy Lay and Henry "Bub" Meeks, who were supposedly trying to get enough money to bail out fellow gang member Matt Warner. This historical footnote has become a notable component of the town's identity and is commemorated by a plaque on Washington Street (Highway 89). The city's Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes four buildings: the city hall, a high school, the high school's gymnasium, and an LDS church. It is also home to the city's only public library, which is open to the public. The town has a population of about 2,000, making it the county's "Gentile Town" as opposed to nearby Mormon-run Paris that was the county seat. It was also the location of the Oregon Trail's terminus, and was known as Clover Creek by Oregon Trail travelers, later it became Belmont and finally was given the name Mont Pelier by Brigham Young, one of the early leaders of the Church.

Geography

Montpelier is located at 42°1913N 111°1813W (42.320416, -111.303703), at an elevation of 5,981 feet (1,823 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.03 km²), all of it land. Montpelier has a population of 1,816. The city is located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It is located on the New Hampshire Turnpike, which runs from New Hampshire Route 1 to New Jersey Route 1. The town's name is derived from the French word "montpelier" which means "mountain" or "hill" in French. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located near the center of the city, at the base of Mount Washington, which was founded in 1858. The site is also known as the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln and his son, George W. Bush. It has been home to the National Park Service since 1864, and was the location of the World War II Memorial, which dates back to 1854. It also is home to Mount Washington National Park, which is a National Register of Historic Places. The City's name comes from the town's first inhabitants, the Montpeliers, who arrived in the 17th century.

Demographics

There were 1,006 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.17. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males, and the median income for a family was $33,639. The racial makeup of the city was 96.70% White, 0.61% Native American, 1.97% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. About 9.2% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age in the city is 36.4 years, with 32.3% of residents aged 18 to 24. The gender makeup ofThe city is 48% male and 51% female, with the average age at the start of the year being 34.5 years. The city has a population of 2,785 people, 1,012 households, and 715 families living in theCity of Los Angeles. The population density was 1,512.3 inhabitants per square mile (583.9/km²). The city's median income is $32,218 versus $15,227 for females. The per capita income for the city. is $12,364, including the cost of living, food, housing, utilities, and taxes.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho = 98. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Montpelier = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 9,189 individuals with a median age of 37.3 age the population dropped by -13.79% in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,094.91 residents per square mile of area (422.70/km²). There are average 2.59 people per household in the 903 households with an average household income of $38,546 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.50% of the available work force and has dropped -2.33% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.84%. The number of physicians in Montpelier per 100,000 population = 99.5.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Montpelier = 14.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 61.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 97. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 72, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho which are owned by the occupant = 63.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 56 years with median home cost = $92,760 and home appreciation of -3.92%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.60 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $3,763 per student. There are 17 students for each teacher in the school, 551 students for each Librarian and 404 students for each Counselor. 3.83% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.85% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.56% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Montpelier's population in Bear Lake County, Idaho of 1,444 residents in 1900 has increased 6,36-fold to 9,189 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.04% female residents and 48.96% male residents live in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho.

    As of 2020 in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho are married and the remaining 39.19% are single population.

  • 18.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Montpelier require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    71.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 19.33% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.87% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.47% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, 63.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 19.96% are rented apartments, and the remaining 16.84% are vacant.

  • The 79.57% of the population in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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