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Donnelly, Idaho
Location of Donnelly in Valley County, Idaho.
Location of Donnelly in Valley County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Valley
Incorporated 1914
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
4,865 ft (1,483 m)
 • Total 152
 • Estimate 
 • Density 305.32/sq mi (117.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-22330
GNIS feature ID 0396410

Donnelly is a city in rural Valley County, Idaho, United States. The population was 152 at the 2010 census.

Donnelly is in the Long Valley of Valley County, on the northeast shore of Lake Cascade (Cascade Reservoir), between the two major cities in the county. McCall is 13 miles (21 km) north, and Cascade is 16 miles (26 km) to the south, via Highway 55. Tamarack Resort is across the reservoir to the southwest. The City of Donnelly, named after a prominent railroad man, was incorporated in 1914.

Donnelly is the world headquarters of the celebrated Donnelly Show Ski Team which was established in 2008.


Donnelly is located at 44°43′49″N 116°4′37″W / 44.73028°N 116.07694°W / 44.73028; -116.07694, at an elevation of 4,865 feet (1,483 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.

Donnelly is the gateway community for Tamarack Resort, which in 2014 emerged from foreclosure and restarted recreation activities.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 161
1970 114 −29.2%
1980 139 21.9%
1990 135 −2.9%
2000 138 2.2%
2010 152 10.1%
2019 (est.) 218 43.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 152 people, 60 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 337.8 inhabitants per square mile (130.4/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 222.2 per square mile (85.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 0.7% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 60 households, of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 8.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.


  • SH 55 - Payette River Scenic Byway

Donnelly is approximately 85 miles (137 km) north of Boise, accessed via State Highway 55, the Payette River Scenic Byway, a designated national scenic byway. It heads north from Eagle in Ada County to Horseshoe Bend in Boise County, and climbs the whitewater of the Payette River to Cascade and Donnelly. SH-55 continues north to McCall, where it turns west at Payette Lake and continues to New Meadows in Adams County, ending at the junction with US-95.

- City of Donnelly


McCall-Donnelly School District is the local school district. Students are at Donnelly Elementary School, Payette Lakes Middle School in McCall, and McCall-Donnelly High School in McCall.

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