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  • Full time Realtor®.

  • Minimum of five years experience.

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  • Daily response to emails.

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General Facts

For Idaho

Idaho real estate - homes for sale
Medium Household Income: $ 40,095
Income (w/ Children): $ 55,819
Population: 1,228,684
Land Area: 82,751 Square Miles
Population Density: 15 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Gem State
Capital: Boise
Date of Statehood: July 3, 1890
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
State Flower: Syringa
State Tree: White Pine

Idaho is located in the western United States, forming the eastern section of the Pacific Northwest. Idaho is an area of striking physical diversity and natural beauty. The state’s many natural resources have long been the basis of its economic output and development, and they remain a key to its future progress.

Idaho is primarily a mountainous state, much of it covered by the Rocky Mountains. High, often snowcapped peaks, broad expanses of plateaus and upland slopes, and some of the finest forestlands in the United States occupy central and northern Idaho. The mountains of the central portion of the state have long formed a barrier to communication between north and south and between east and west. North of these mountains lies a narrow section known as the Panhandle, noted for its numerous lakes and forests and abundant mineral resources.

South of the central mountains and in contrast with the rest of the state is the Snake River Plain. The plain, which is the dominant feature of southern Idaho, curves across the width of the state as a broad treeless expanse of land. It includes the most densely and most sparsely settled sections of the state. The plain includes most of the state’s principal cities and accounts for much of Idaho’s farm output, but it also includes some of the most desolate areas in the Pacific Northwest. Sheets of hardened lava, volcanic craters and cinder cones, and desolate crags and pinnacles form an almost totally barren landscape. Nevertheless, even these desolate areas are not without economic value, for they attract numerous tourists and contain some mineral wealth.

Economic development has proceeded at a rapid pace in Idaho since the 1940s. Agriculture, along with other primary activities, continues to be the basis of the economy, but gains have been made in manufacturing, particularly in food processing, the manufacture of wood products, and high-technology industries. Tourism and recreation are also important sources of income. Boise is Idaho’s capital and largest city.

Idaho entered the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state. Its name was for many years popularly held to be a Native American word meaning "gem of the mountains." However, some believe the name was actually coined in 1860 by white politician George M. Willing, an unsuccessful candidate for congressional delegate from the mining region of Pikes Peak in Colorado. He proposed Idaho as the name for the Colorado territory, but it was rejected when it was revealed that the name was not a Native American word. But the name took hold in the mining regions of what was to become Idaho, and the Congress of the United States designated the territory with the name when it was formed in 1863. The popularly accepted meaning of the word Idaho gave rise to the state’s nickname as the Gem State. Idaho also is known as the Potato State, after its leading crop.

Idaho, the 14th largest state in the Union, has an area of 83,574 square miles including 823 square miles of inland water. In shape, Idaho consists of a broad rectangular area in the south, based on the line of latitude 42° north, and a long narrow strip in the north that is known as the Panhandle. The state has a maximum length from north to south of 483 miles, and it varies in width from 308 miles along its southern border to only 45 miles in the Panhandle. The mean elevation is about 5,000 feet. In the mid-1990s 63 percent of Idaho’s total land area was controlled by the federal government.

The plains, basins, and valleys of Idaho generally have a dry climate, with cold winters and hot summers. Cooler and generally wetter conditions prevail in the mountains throughout the year.

In winter, temperatures in western Idaho are generally higher than those in eastern Idaho. Average January temperatures in southern Idaho range from 29° at Boise to about 18° at the eastern end of the Snake River Plain. In the mountains of the southeast, near Yellowstone National Park, the January average is only about 12°. Temperatures of extreme cold rarely occur in Idaho because the high mountains along the eastern border protect the state from the icy blasts of Arctic air that frequently bring bitterly cold weather to the lands east of the Rockies.

In summer southwestern Idaho is the warmest part of the state, with average July temperatures of more than 74° F at many places. Lower summer temperatures prevail in the mountains and in most of the Panhandle. In the valleys and plains of Idaho, daytime highs sometimes are in the lower 100°s).

Precipitation (rainfall and snowfall) varies greatly from place to place. It averages between 8 to 20 inches in most valley and plain areas. The high mountains in central Idaho and the Panhandle are the wettest sections, receiving as much as 50 inches of precipitation a year. Most precipitation falls in the winter months, mainly in the form of snow. Snowfall is especially heavy in the mountains, and the remote areas of the state may be inaccessible for months. The snow melts quickly in western Idaho, but in the colder areas of the state it often lies on the ground for the entire winter.