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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Lava Hot Springs in October 2004
|• Total||0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)|
|• Land||0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||5,020 ft (1,530 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||598.5/sq mi (231.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0396772|
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the 'Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical 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.
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.
As of the census of 2010, there were 407 people, 209 households, and 104 families residing 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 population.
There were 209 households of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.74.
The median age in the city 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 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 521 people, 232 households, and 125 families residing in the city. The population density was 730.7 people per square mile (283.3/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 433.4 per square mile (168.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.93% White, 1.15% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.
There were 232 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,472, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,242. About 16.7% of families and 25.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
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