Salmon, Idaho Population 2024

3,288

Salmon is a city located in Lemhi County Idaho. Salmon has a 2024 population of 3,288. It is also the county seat of Lemhi County.Salmon is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 5.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,112 in 2020.

The average household income in Salmon is $68,766 with a poverty rate of 16.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salmon is 43.3 years, 35.7 years for males, and 48.2 years for females.

Salmon Demographics

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

  • White: 90.98%
  • Two or more races: 7.34%
  • Other race: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Idaho
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,311.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.66% (176)
The current population of Salmon, Idaho is 3,288 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,112.

Salmon, Idaho Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,86390.98%
Two or more races2317.34%
Other race401.27%
Native American120.38%
Black or African American10.03%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salmon Population by Race

Salmon Population Pyramid 2024

Salmon Median Age

43.3

Total

35.7

Male

48.2

Female

Salmon Adults

There are 2,570 adults, (703 of whom are seniors) in Salmon.

Salmon Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salmon Sex Ratio

Female1,45846.33%
Male1,68953.67%

Salmon Population by Age

Salmon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2632.4270.329.7
Non Family5961.0164.635.4
Married4863.5878.421.6
Female1304.0775.424.6
Male513.5347.152.9
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3.63

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Salmon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Salmon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salmon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.25%.

Salmon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,563

Average Earnings

$34,286

Average Male

$29,245

Average Female

Salmon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salmon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Salmon Language

98.85% of Salmon residents speak only English, while 1.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

Salmon Language

Salmon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,79842015.01%
Multiple2298235.81%
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16.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.49%

Male Poverty Rate

20.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salmon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salmon is Multiple, with 35.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salmon is White, with 15.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.81%.

Salmon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.59%
High School30.78%
Some College13.53%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
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Salmon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed11.59%
Male Employed1.83%
Male Unemployed1.12%
Female Unemployed
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Salmon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salmon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salmon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Salmon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Salmon Marriage

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

Salmon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salmon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

208

Number of Veterans

195

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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Salmon Veterans by War

count

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Salmon Veterans by Age

count

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Salmon Veterans by Race

Salmon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salmon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Salmon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Salmon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Salmon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.38%

Born in Salmon

99.68%

Native Born

0.32%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.68% of Salmon residents were born in the United States, with 45.38% having been born in Idaho. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Salmon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,468361.05%
20283,432361.06%
20273,396361.07%
20263,360361.08%
20253,324361.09%
20243,288361.11%
20233,252361.12%
20223,216361.13%
20213,180682.19%
20203,112-76-2.38%
20193,188361.14%
20183,152521.68%
20173,100481.57%
20163,052-13-0.42%
20153,06550.16%
20143,06040.13%
20133,056-21-0.68%
20123,077-85-2.69%
20113,162120.38%
20103,150280.9%
20003,1221816.15%
19902,941-367-11.09%
19803,30839813.68%
19702,910-34-1.15%
19602,94429611.18%
19502,648
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Salmon Population by Year