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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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Median household income
Local
$29,904
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Challis demographic reports
Grew as a commercial center for area mining operations
Local festivals include:
  • Custer Days - July 14, 2007
  • Mountain Lilac Festival - May 19-June 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Challis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Challis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Custer 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 83226 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Challis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $585.


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Libraries in Challis include Challis Public ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Challis include Challis Messenger

TV stations in Challis include K05CJ.

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

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The average commute time for Challis workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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