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"Silver Capital of the World"

Wallace is a city in Shoshone County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. W.R. Wallace, landowner

The latitude of Wallace is 47.474N. The longitude is -115.926W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,730 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 887.


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Median household income
Local
$22,065
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wallace demographic reports
Wallace is on the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River
Silver was discovered nearby in 1884, bringing hordes of prospectors, bandits and labor strife. The community was placed under martial law for four months in 1892, during a violent dispute between mine owners and miners
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Dante's Peak"
· 1980 movie, "Heaven's Gate"
Well-known residents have included:
· Lana Turner, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage-Huckleberry Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
  • Gyro Days - June 14-16, 2007
  • Northern Pacific Depot Day - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wallace web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Oasis Bordello Museum, Wallace District Mining Museum, Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wallace demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shoshone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83873 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Wallace residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wallace ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wallace was $14,699, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Wallace residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Wallace include Wallace Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wallace, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.


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Libraries in Wallace include Wallace Public ... View libraries

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Shoshone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wallace political report.

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The average commute time for Wallace workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wallace include Stardust Motel, Wallace Inn.

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