Grangeville, Idaho
Grangeville is the largest city in and the county seat
County seat
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 of Idaho County
Idaho County, Idaho
Idaho County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census the county had a population of 16,267. The county seat is Grangeville...

, Idaho
Idaho is a state in the Rocky Mountain area of the United States. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called "Idahoans". Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state....

, United States
United States
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, in the west central part of the state. It had a population of 3,141 at the 2010 census.


The people of Grangeville enjoy close access to scenic and wildlife areas. Whitewater rafting is a popular pursuit. The Clearwater River
Clearwater River (Idaho)
The Clearwater River is a river in north central Idaho, which flows westward from the Bitterroot Mountains along the Idaho-Montana border, and joins the Snake River at Lewiston. In October 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition descended the Clearwater River in dugout canoes, putting in at "Canoe...

, Snake River
Snake River
The Snake is a major river of the greater Pacific Northwest in the United States. At long, it is the largest tributary of the Columbia River, the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean...

, and Salmon River
Salmon River (Idaho)
The Salmon River is located in Idaho in the northwestern United States. The Salmon is also known as The River of No Return. It flows for through central Idaho, draining and dropping more than between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National...

 lie close by.

Salmon and steelhead fishing is often a choice of recreation. Many residents of Grangeville hunt deer, elk, and turkeys in the nearby forests. Hiking is also popular in the Nez Perce National Forest
Nez Perce National Forest
The Nez Perce National Forest is located in Idaho County in central western Idaho in the northwestern United States. The forest is bounded on the east by the state of Montana, on the north by the Palouse region, and on the south and west by the Clearwater National Forest. It has a total area of...

, the Gospel Hump Wilderness
Gospel Hump Wilderness
The Gospel Hump Wilderness is a wilderness area located east of Riggins in the state of Idaho. It received wilderness designation in 1978 through the passage of the Endangered American Wilderness Act and is managed by the Nez Perce National Forest....

, and Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon is a wide canyon located along the border of eastern Oregon and western Idaho in the United States. It is North America's deepest river gorge at and part of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area....

 to the south of the city. The city operates the nearby Snowhaven
Snowhaven is a modest ski area in north central Idaho, seven miles southeast of Grangeville in Idaho County. The elevation of its summit is 5600 feet above sea level, with a vertical drop of 400 feet on east-facing slopes....

 ski area for winter recreation.

Many residents of Grangeville depend on the nearby forests for their livelihoods. In addition to timber harvesting, the U.S. Forest Service is a major source of employment in the region.

Grangeville's "Border Days" is a large public celebration on the weekend of July 4 (Independence Day
Independence Day (United States)
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain...

), which features the state's oldest rodeo as well as parades, art shows, and the world's largest egg toss.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 3,228 people, 1,333 households, and 857 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 2,366.4 people per square mile (916.4/km²). There were 1,474 housing units at an average density of 1,080.6 per square mile (418.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.34% White, 0.03% African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 1,333 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples
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 living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,984, and the median income for a family was $34,625. Males had a median income of $27,369 versus $16,179 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $14,774. About 10.6% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older.


Idaho County Airport
Idaho County Airport
Idaho County Airport is a county owned, public-use airport in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. It is located one nautical mile north of the central business district of Grangeville, Idaho.Although most U.S...

 is a county owned, public-use airport
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 located one nautical mile
Nautical mile
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 north of the central business district
Central business district
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of Grangeville.


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