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Inkom, Idaho

Ingacom (Shoshone Indian name for Red Hare)
Location of Inkom in Bannock County, Idaho.
Location of Inkom in Bannock County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bannock
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.52 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
4,544 ft (1,385 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 854
 • Estimate 
(2019)
902
 • Density 927.98/sq mi (358.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
83245
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-40330
GNIS feature ID 0396692

Inkom is a city in Bannock County, Idaho. It is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 854 at the time of the 2010 census.

History

Ingacom1(Red Rabbit)
1930 photo of Ingacom (Red Rabbit)

The Shoshone Indians named the area around present day Inkom, "Ingacom". A reference to the rock formation on the eastern side of town, where one can see the remnants of the "Red Hare". It was photographed in 1930 after the "ears" had been knocked off by vandals. The local creek was originally called "Rabbit River" but later changed to Rapid Creek as it is called today. The "Red Hare" is still there today.

Geography

Inkom is located at 42°47′46″N 112°15′0″W / 42.79611°N 112.25000°W / 42.79611; -112.25000 (42.796055, -112.249933).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 434
1960 528 21.7%
1970 522 −1.1%
1980 830 59.0%
1990 769 −7.3%
2000 738 −4.0%
2010 854 15.7%
2019 (est.) 902 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 854 people, 288 households, and 222 families living in the city. The population density was 1,154.1 inhabitants per square mile (445.6/km2). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 412.2 per square mile (159.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 288 households, of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age in the city was 32.4 years. 33% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

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