Grace, Idaho is a small town of about 1,000 people located in the northern part of the state. It is situated in the rolling hills of the Palouse region and is surrounded by wheat fields and grasslands. The climate here is mild with warm summers and cold winters. The elevation is just over 3,000 feet which gives it a cooler temperature than most other parts of Idaho.
The history of Grace dates back to 1884 when it was founded as a farming community by settlers who had moved to the area from Minnesota. It was incorporated in 1887 and has since become a popular destination for tourists looking to experience small-town life.
Politically, Grace is considered to be a conservative town with most residents voting Republican in elections. The economy here relies heavily on agriculture but there are also several small businesses that serve the local population as well as tourists who visit during peak seasons.
The schools in Grace are served by the Camas County School District which includes an elementary school, middle school, and high school. There are also several private schools located nearby for those seeking an alternative education option.
As for landmarks, there are several notable attractions in Grace including the historic Palouse Falls and Kooskia National Fish Hatchery, both of which attract visitors from all over Idaho and beyond. Additionally, there are several local parks that offer recreational activities such as hiking and camping alongside stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Population: 990. Estimated population in July 2020: 972 (-1.8% change)
Males: 503 (50.8%), Females: 487 (49.2%)
Zip code: 83241
Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $32,303
Median house value: $60,300
Races in Grace:
- White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
- Hispanic (4.9%)
- Other race (3.3%)
- Two or more races (0.9%)
Ancestries: English (33.6%), Danish (11.6%), German (9.9%), United States (9.6%), Swedish (4.4%), Irish (4.1%).
Elevation: 5540 feet
Land area: 1.0 square miles
Grace, Idaho is a small rural town located in the northern part of the state. As of 2020, the population of Grace is estimated to be around 800 people. The majority of the population is white, with a small percentage of African American and Hispanic residents. Most of the residents are employed in agriculture or related industries such as logging and mining. The median household income in Grace is approximately $50,000 per year.
The cost of living in Grace is much lower than that of larger cities like Boise or Pocatello. Housing costs are relatively low and most homes are affordable for those with modest incomes. Utilities tend to be more expensive due to their distance from larger cities where they can receive better deals on services such as electricity and water. Groceries and other everyday items tend to be inexpensive as well due to local competition among stores in the area. Overall, Grace provides a comfortable lifestyle at an affordable price point for its citizens.
For population 25 years and over in Grace
- High school or higher: 84.8%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
- Unemployed: 5.0%
- Mean travel time to work: 23.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Grace city
- Never married: 18.3%
- Now married: 64.2%
- Separated: 1.5%
- Widowed: 9.6%
- Divorced: 6.4%
1.9% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+2.3%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Grace:
- CARIBOU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; SODA SPRINGS, ID)
- FRANKLIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; PRESTON, ID)
- BEAR LAKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; MONTPELIER, ID)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grace:
- POCATELLO REGIONAL (about 64 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Abbreviation: PIH)
- IDAHO FALLS RGNL (about 68 miles; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Abbreviation: IDA)
- OGDEN-HINCKLEY (about 98 miles; OGDEN, UT; Abbreviation: OGD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Grace:
- ALLEN H TIGERT (about 12 miles; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Abbreviation: U78)
- BANCROFT MUNI (about 14 miles; BANCROFT, ID; Abbreviation: U51)
- DOWNEY/HYDE MEML/ (about 28 miles; DOWNEY, ID; Abbreviation: U58)
Colleges and Universities
According to educationvv, Idaho is home to the following higher educational institutes:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grace:
- IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
- UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; LOGAN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 16,384)
- RICKS COLLEGE (about 83 miles; REXBURG, ID; Full-time enrollment: 8,670)
- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 97 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
- UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 125 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 19,866)
- SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 132 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 11,896)
- UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 133 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)
Public high school in Grace:
- GRACE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 704 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Grace:
- GRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 117 WEST 4TH SOUTH; Grades: PK – 06)
Library in Grace:
- GRACE DISTRICT (Operating income: $53,929; Location: 204 S MAIN ST; 19,910 books; 33 audio materials; 886 video materials; 25 serial subscriptions)