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Arco is a city in Butte County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for a visiting count

The latitude of Arco is 43.636N. The longitude is -113.299W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,325 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,016.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,993
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arco demographic reports
Arco is at the base of the Lost River Mountains
Once a stagecoach station called Root Hog

On Dec. 20, 1951, Arco became the first community ever lighted by nuclear-powered electricity

Local festivals include:
  • Butte County Fair - Aug. 15-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Arco web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Craters of the Moon National Monument
Arco attractions: Experimental Breeder Reactor #1
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Arco demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butte County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83213 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Arco residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arco ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arco was $14,744, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Arco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Arco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $235.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $622.


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Libraries in Arco include Lost Rivers Community District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Arco include Arco Advertiser

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Butte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arco political report.

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The average commute time for Arco workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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