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Basalt, Idaho
—  City  —
Location in Bingham County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 43°18′51″N 112°9′49″W / 43.31417°N 112.16361°W / 43.31417; -112.16361
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bingham
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,590 ft (1,399 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 419
 - Density 1,457.8/sq mi (562.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83218
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-05230
GNIS feature ID 0397411

Basalt is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 419 at the 2000 census.



Basalt is located at 43°18′51″N 112°9′49″W / 43.31417°N 112.16361°W / 43.31417; -112.16361 (43.314270, -112.163571)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 419 people, 121 households, and 106 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,457.8 people per square mile (557.9/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 462.7/sq mi (177.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.96% White, 4.77% Native American, 8.35% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.80% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.46 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,719, and the median income for a family was $38,542. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,185. About 7.1% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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