- Arco, Idaho
official_name = Arco, Idaho
map_caption = Location in Butte County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Butte
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 2.3
area_land_km2 = 2.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.9
area_land_sq_mi = 0.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1026
population_density_km2 = 449.4
population_density_sq_mi = 1163.9
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
latd = 43
latm = 38
lats = 5
latNS = N
longd = 113
longm = 18
longs = 5
longEW = W
elevation_m = 1623
elevation_ft = 5325
postal_code = 83213
area_code = 208
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 16-03160
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0396049
footnotes = Arco is a city in Butte County,
Idaho, United States. The population was 1,026 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seatof Butte County.GR|6
Craters of the Moon National Monument is located near Arco along
United States Highway 20.The Idaho National Laboratory(INL) is located east of Arco. Arco is located along the Big Lost River and is a gateway to the Lost River Valley.
In 1901, the town, then known as Root Hog, moved its borders to place the town at the intersection of two stagecoach routes that crossed Idaho. The town leaders applied to the U.S. Post Office for the town name of "Junction."
The Postmaster General thought the name too common and suggested that the place be named Arco for
Georg von Arco(1869-1940) of Germany who was visiting Washington, D.C. at the time. Georg von Arco was an inventor and a pioneer in the field of radio transmission and would become the lead engineer of Telefunken, a German company founded in 1903 that produced radio vacuum tubes.
Arco was the first community in the world ever to be lit by electricity generated by
nuclear power. This occurred on July 17, 1955, powered by a reactor (see " BORAX experiments") at the nearby "National Reactor Testing Station" (NRTS), which is now the Idaho National Laboratory. This reactor made further history when it became the site of the first fatal nuclear accident on January 3, 1961, when the reactor melted down (for references see Idaho National Laboratory).
The town's economic base is primarily derived from the Idaho National Laboratory (formerly the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory or INEL), agricultural products, and recreation in the Lost River Valley.
Arco is located at coor dms|43|38|5|N|113|18|5|W|city (43.634632, -113.301323)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of convert|0.9|sqmi|km2|abbr=on, all of it land.
In town, the most striking physical feature is Number Hill, a rocky hill with numbers painted all over it.
Butte County High Schoolhas a tradition of each class since 1920 painting its graduation year on the face of hill.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,026 people, 427 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,163.9 people per square mile (450.2/km²). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 572.9/sq mi (221.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.13% White, 0.49% African American, 1.36% Native American, 1.75% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.
There were 427 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 34.0% 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 2.35 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,993, and the median income for a family was $34,688. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $17,386 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,744. About 19.6% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.tourofidaho.com Arco is on the Tour of Idaho route]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Arco (Idaho) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Arco. Arco … Wikipédia en Français
Idaho locations by per capita income — Idaho is the forty first richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $17,841 (2000). Idaho counties ranked by per capita income There are forty four counties located in Idaho, one of which is in the 100 richest… … Wikipedia
Arco — bezeichnet: Burgruine Arco, Burgruine oberhalb der Gemeinde Arco in der Provinz Trentino in Norditalien coll arco, eine Spielanweisung für Musikinstrumente Arco Verlag, Verlag für Literatur aus Ostmitteleuropa aus Wuppertal Arco, im Zementations… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Arco — can refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 Companies 3 Music 4 Other uses Places Arco, a town in Trentino, Italy Arco, Id … Wikipedia
Idaho National Laboratory — Coordinates: 43°32′00″N 112°56′41″W / 43.533429°N 112.94486°W / 43.533429; 112.94486 … Wikipedia
Idaho Transfer — Infobox Film name = Idaho Transfer image size = caption = Karen at the transfer station; Cover of the Dutch VHS release director = Peter Fonda producer = William Hayward Anthony Mazzola writer = Thomas Matthiesen starring = Kelley Bohanon Kevin… … Wikipedia
Arco circunhorizontal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Arco circunhorizontal fotografiado en Coeur d Alene, Idaho el 3 de junio de 2006 … Wikipedia Español
Arco — Arco, ID U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 1026 Housing Units (2000): 505 Land area (2000): 0.881492 sq. miles (2.283054 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.881492 sq. miles (2.283054 sq. km)… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Arco, ID — U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 1026 Housing Units (2000): 505 Land area (2000): 0.881492 sq. miles (2.283054 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.881492 sq. miles (2.283054 sq. km) FIPS code … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Idaho — état de l O. des È. U.; 216 412 km2; 1 007 000 hab.; cap. Boise City. S étendant sur des plateaux arides au S., sur les Rocheuses au N., cet état possède d importantes ressources minières (argent à Coeur d Alene). Cult. irriguées de la vallée de… … Encyclopédie Universelle