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Grangeville is a city in and the county seat of Idaho Countymarker, Idahomarker, United Statesmarker, in the north central part of the state. The city had a population of 3,228 at the 2000 census.


Grangeville is located at (45.926449, -116.121464).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.


The people of Grangeville enjoy close access to scenic and wildlife areas. Whitewater rafting is a popular pursuit. The Clearwater River, Snake River, and Salmon River lie close by.

Salmon and steelhead fishing is often a choice of recreation. Many residents of Grangeville hunt deer, elk, and turkeys in the nearby forests. Hiking is also popular in the Nez Perce National Forestmarker, the Gospel Hump Wildernessmarker, and Hells Canyonmarker to the south of the city. The city operates the nearby Snowhavenmarker ski area for winter recreation.

Many residents of Grangeville depend on the nearby forests for their livelihoods. In addition to timber harvesting, the U.S. Forest Service is a major source of employment in the region.

Grangeville's "Border Days" is a large public celebration on the weekend of July 4 (Independence Day), which features the state's oldest rodeo as well as parades, art shows, and dances.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,228 people, 1,333 households, and 857 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,366.4 people per square mile (916.4/km²). There were 1,474 housing units at an average density of 1,080.6/sq mi (418.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.34% White, 0.03% African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 1,333 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,984, and the median income for a family was $34,625. Males had a median income of $27,369 versus $16,179 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,774. About 10.6% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older.


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