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Basalt is a city in Bingham County, in the Blackfoot metro area.
The community was named for rock formations along the Snake River
The latitude of Basalt is 43.315N. The longitude is -112.163W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,590 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 425.
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13% of Basalt residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Basalt ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Basalt was $13,185, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Basalt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Basalt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $692.
Bingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Basalt political report.
The average commute time for Basalt workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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