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Challis is a city in Custer County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after A.P. Challis, surveyor
The latitude of Challis is 44.504N. The longitude is -114.23W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,253 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 847.
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17% of Challis residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Challis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Challis was $15,803, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Challis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Challis include Challis Brewery Historic District, Old Challis Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Challis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $585.
Libraries in Challis include Challis Public ... View libraries
Newspapers in Challis include Challis Messenger
TV stations in Challis include K05CJ.
Custer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Challis political report.
The average commute time for Challis workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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