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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Salmon is a town in Idaho with a population of 3,067. Salmon is in Lemhi County. Living in Salmon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Salmon there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Salmon and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$602
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Salmon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    165.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    231.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Salmon

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,571
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Salmon

Salmon Reviews

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Salmon overall is a nice town nestled in the mountains. With around 3,000 residents its mostly quiet and enjoyable. As far as family activities there is a small reasonably priced movie theater and a bowling ally. What draws most people to this sleepy little town though is surely the proximity to the great Idaho outdoors. The mighty Salmon River runs straight through the middle of town where you can always find an angler with a fishing pole.
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I am a life-long resident of Salmon. It is a beautiful valley with so many outdoor activities and a wonderful place to raise a family.
it great small town fun times in summer close to water and they have great people and good vaction town and camping ,hiking areas