Menan, Idaho

Menan sits at the foot of one of the Menan Buttes
Menan, near the foot of South Menan Butte
Aerial view of North Menan Butte, an ancient volcanic cone in the Snake River Valley

Menan was founded in 1879 as the first Mormon settlement in the Snake River Valley. This is prime potato-growing area. Menan sits near the foot of South Menan Butte, one of the ancient volcanoes in the Snake River Valley that helped to make this countryside such a great potato-growing area. Just the other side of South Menan Butte is North Menan Butte, a designated National Natural Landmark maintained by the Bureau of Land Management.

Fast Facts about Menan, Idaho
Menan, Jefferson County, ID 83434
Founded: 1879
Elevation: 4,806'
Latitude: 43.7205°N
Longitude: 111.9949°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 94.9%
Hispanic: 4.8%
Two or More Races: 0.3%
High School or Higher: 78.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.8%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 746
Males: 361
Females: 385
Median Resident Age: 30.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $49,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $118,300
Population Density: 786 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Menan: 84.9
Major Industries:
Food Processing, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Agriculture, Professional Services, Social Services, Transportation Services, Grocery Wholesalers, Repair & Maintenance, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 9.0%
Aerial photo of North Menan Butte courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.
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