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Encyclopedia > Ketchum, Idaho
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Ketchum is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,003. It is adjacent to Sun Valley; the two communities are inseparable in most visitors' minds, as they share many resources and both sit in the same beautiful valley beneath Bald Mountain, with its world-famous skiing. The city also draws tourists from around the world to enjoy its fishing, hiking, trail riding, tennis, shopping, and more. Blaine County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Sun Valley is an affluent resort community located in Blaine County, Idaho, very near the city of Ketchum. ... Bald mountian is a ski mountian located in Sun Valley, Idaho. ... Jump to: navigation, search Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Beautiful natural scenes are common hiking destinations Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Trail riding is riding on trails as opposed to riding on roads or courses. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Shopping is the examination of goods and services with the intent to buy. ...


Once an isolated mining town in the wilds of central Idaho, after the development of Sun Valley the city became popular with celebrities, including Ernest Hemingway. In fact Hemingway and granddaughter, actress Margaux Hemingway, are both buried here. Singer Ben Lee wrote a song dedicated to Ketchum. Sun Valley is an affluent resort community located in Blaine County, Idaho, very near the city of Ketchum. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ernest Hemingway, 1950 Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works, drawn from his wide range of experiences in World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II, are characterized by terse minimalism... Margaux Hemingway (February 19, 1955 – July 2, 1996) was a film actress and model who appeared in several movies. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ben Lee (left) with an excited fan Ben Lee (born on September 11, 1978) is an Australian born musician. ...


Every Labor Day weekend, Ketchum hosts the Wagon Days festival, an old west themed carnival featuring wagon trains, a parade, and even simulated street gunfights. Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ...

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Geography

Location of Ketchum, Idaho

Ketchum is located at 43°40'52" North, 114°22'18" West (43.681170, -114.371565)1. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links IDMap-doton-Ketchum. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 km² (3.0 mi²). 7.8 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. However, two lovely mountain streams, Trail Creek and Wood River, converge in the south side of town. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,003 people, 1,582 households, and 607 families residing in the city. The population density is 382.7/km² (991.4/mi²). There are 2,920 housing units at an average density of 372.1/km² (964.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.74% White, 0.00% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.33% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 4.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,582 households out of which 14.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.1% are married couples living together, 5.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 61.6% are non-families. 42.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.90 and the average family size is 2.60. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 12.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 116.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 117.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $45,457, and the median income for a family is $73,750. Males have a median income of $31,712 versus $27,857 for females. The per capita income for the city is $41,798. 8.9% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.9% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

Jump to: navigation, search The Sawtooth Botanical Garden (5 acres) is a high-altitude botanical garden located off Highway 75 at 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, Idaho, USA. It is open to the public. ...

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Ketchum, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
Ketchum is a city in central Idaho in Blaine County.
The airport for Ketchum, Friedman, is 15 miles (24 km) south in Hailey.
Ketchum was once an isolated mining and ranching town in the wilds of central Idaho.
Ketchum, Idaho (366 words)
Ketchum is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho.
Ketchum is located at 43°40'52" North, 114°22'18" West (43.681170, -114.371565)
Ketchum is where author Ernest Hemingway lived on a farm and where his granddaughter, actress, Margaux Hemingway (1955-1996) is buried.
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