Smelterville 60 Below average
Smelterville Livability #185 ranked city in Idaho#18,716 ranked city in the USARanks better than 36% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Smelterville

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Employment

    This area earns a low score in the employment category due to low household income levels and high unemployment rates, which may pose challenges in seeking job opportunities.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

  • Schools

    The low schools score might be a result of factors like lower than average education levels, lackluster reading and math scores and the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools.

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      Smelterville transportation information

      Statistic Smelterville Idaho National
      Average one way commute24min20min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.8%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.3%10.0%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home18.1%5.9%4.6%
      Source: The Smelterville, ID data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).