Challis, Idaho Population 2020

1,122

Challis is a city located in Idaho. With a 2020 population of 1,122, it is the 80th largest city in Idaho and the 9856th largest city in the United States. Challis is currently growing at a rate of 1.54% annually and its population has increased by 3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,081 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Challis has a population density of 585 people per square mile.

The average household income in Challis is $40,545 with a poverty rate of 27.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $629 per month, and the median house value is $126,500. The median age in Challis is 38.9 years, 39.1 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Challis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Challis was:

  • White: 96.61%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Challis, Idaho is 1,122, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,088.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,081.

Challis, Idaho Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77096.61%
Two or More Races202.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.88%

Challis Population Pyramid 2020

Challis Median Age

38.9


Total

39.1


Male

38.6


Female

Challis Adults

There are 612 adults, (109 of whom are seniors) in Challis.

Challis Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Challis Sex Ratio

Female

402

50.44%

Male

395

49.56%

Challis Households and Families

Challis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Challis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married86.8%13.2%
All62.2%37.8%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female22.9%77.1%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3282.3562.2
Non Family1451.150.3
Married1143.2186.8
Female483.9222.9
Male212.76100

3.17

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Challis Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade529.12%
High School Graduate18432.28%
Some College11720.53%
Associates Degree529.12%
Bachelors Degree14825.96%
Graduate Degree172.98%

Challis Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White528477165
Multiple Races2020
Hispanic1919
Native American76

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,412$$15,417
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$15,952$$16,458
Some College$19,750$42,625$10,833
Bachelors Degree$33,828$$33,750
Graduate Degree$$$

$19,412

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$15,417

Average Female

Challis Language

Challis Language by Age

Challis Language

98.93% of Challis residents speak only English, while 1.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Challis Poverty

Challis Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White73018425.21%
Multiple2020100.00%
Hispanic211047.62%

27.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.00%

Male Poverty Rate

26.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Challis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Challis is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Challis is White, with 25.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.59%.

Name Poverty
Some College35.67%
High School35.03%
Less Than High School17.78%
Bachelors or Greater1.82%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.43%
Female Unemployed54.17%
Female Employed22.15%
Male Employed15.63%

Challis Income

Challis Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,778$40,545
Families$45,481$51,315
Married Families$62,708-
Non Families$16,594$26,279

Challis Marital Status

Challis Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Challis Married by Age and Sex

Challis Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Challis Marital Status by Race

Challis Veterans

90

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam52
First Gulf War25
Korea7
World War II
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7440
35 to 5431
55 to 6412
75+7
18 to 34

$Challis Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Challis Employment Status

50.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

12.1%

Unemployment Rate

Challis Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.94%

Born in Idaho

99.00%

Native Born

1.00%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.00% of Challis residents were born in the United States, with 51.94% having been born in Idaho. 1.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,122171.54%
20191,105171.56%
20181,088333.13%
20171,055171.64%
20161,03850.48%
20151,033-18-1.71%
20141,051-24-2.23%
20131,075-24-2.18%
20121,09930.27%
20111,096-1-0.09%
20101,0970.00%