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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Lava Hot Springs in October 2004
Lava Hot Springs in October 2004
Location of Lava Hot Springs in Bannock County, Idaho.
Location of Lava Hot Springs in Bannock County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bannock
Area
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
5,020 ft (1,530 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 407
 • Estimate 
(2019)
432
 • Density 623.38/sq mi (240.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
83246
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-45820
GNIS feature ID 0396772

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho. It is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Pocatello, Idaho metropolitan area. The population was 407 at the 2010 census, down from 521 in 2000. Located in the mountainous valley of the Portneuf River on the old route of the Oregon Trail and California Trail, the city has become a popular resort location, noted for its numerous hot springs amenable to bathing and a turbulent inner tube run through part of the town.

Geography

Lava Hot Springs is located at 42°37′10″N 112°0′51″W / 42.61944°N 112.01417°W / 42.61944; -112.01417 (42.619482, -112.014283), at an elevation of 5,020 feet (1,530 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), of which, 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 662
1930 544 −17.8%
1940 647 18.9%
1950 591 −8.7%
1960 593 0.3%
1970 516 −13.0%
1980 467 −9.5%
1990 420 −10.1%
2000 521 24.0%
2010 407 −21.9%
2019 (est.) 432 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 407 people in 209 households, including 104 families, in the city. The population density was 598.5 inhabitants per square mile (231.1/km2). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 466.2 per square mile (180.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2%.

Of the 209 households 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.2% were non-families. 44.5% of households were one person and 20.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age was 50.9 years. 16.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Notable people

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