Profile for Ketchum, Idaho, ID
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Ketchum is a city in Blaine County.
The community was named for David Ketchum, settler
The latitude of Ketchum is 43.680N. The longitude is -114.362W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,853 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,121.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Ketchum demographic reports
Ketchum is on the Big Wood River
Developed in the 1880s as a shipping center for area mines. As mining faded, sheep herders moved into the region
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 16 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Ernest Hemingway wrote part of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" here
Well-known residents have included:
· Ernest Hemingway, writer
· Richard Fosbury, track and field athlete, Olympic medallist
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Trailing of the Sheep Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ketchum web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Sun Valley, Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Ketchum Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum
Gambling was not legal in Idaho, and neither was liquor by the drink, but nobody in Ketchum paid any attention.
-- Home Country
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Ancestry & family history
18% of Ketchum residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ketchum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ketchum was $41,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.
52% of Ketchum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Ketchum festival dates:
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- Trailing of the Sheep Festival - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Ketchum festival web sites:
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Median rent in Ketchum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $730. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,824.
Newspapers in Ketchum include Idaho Mountain Express, Sun Valley Central
Blaine County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ketchum political report.
Ketchum restaurants taking online reservations include Ketchum Grill ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Ketchum workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ketchum include Best Western, Best Western Kentwood Lodge, Clarion Inn of Sun Valley, Knob Hill Inn, Les Saisons Condominiums, Sun Valley Elkhorn, Sun Valley Ketchum - River Run, Sun Valley Warm Springs.
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