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"Birthplace of Sacajawea"

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Salmon is 45.175N. The longitude is -113.895W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,944 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,038.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,823
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salmon demographic reports
Salmon is near the confluence of the Salmon and Lemhi rivers
Once a supply center for area mines
Local festivals include:
  • Sacajawea Heritage Days - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Lemhi County Fair - Aug. 18-25, 2007
  • Salmon River Days - July 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salmon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Lewis and Clark expedition
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Salmon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lemhi 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 83467 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Salmon residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salmon ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salmon was $15,749, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Salmon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salmon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $659.


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Libraries in Salmon include Salmon Public ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Salmon workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Salmon include Super 8.

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