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Moscow is a city located in Latah County in northern Idaho along the Washington/Idaho border, opposite Pullman, Washington (home of Washington State University). It is home to the University of Idaho, which is by far the dominant employer, though the town also serves as a modest agricultural hub for the wheat growers in the immediate area. As of the 2000 census, the city has a total population of 21,291. The city is the county seat of Latah County. Moscow is the birthplace of Carol Ryrie Brink and singer Josh Ritter.
Moscow is located at 46°43'54" North, 116°59'50" West (46.731745, -116.997188)1.
The town lies in a valley between Moscow Mountain and Paradise Ridge. The region has geologic formations including billion-year-old intrusive granite structures, rolling fields of volcanic sediment deposited by easterly winds, and flood-worn basaltic channels. The region is commonly termed 'The Breadbasket of the Northwest' due to the lush rolling hills.
Education (Schools, Colleges, Universities)
- A.B. McDonald (Moscow ISD - Elementary)
- Emmanuel Preschool (Private Religious Pre-K)
- Head Start Preschool (Public school Pre-K)
- Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program (Private Non-Profit Pre-K to K)
- Logos School (Private Religious K-12)
- Montrose Academy (Private Religious K-12)
- Moscow Day School (Private Non-Profit Pre-K)
- Moscow High School (Moscow ISD)
- Moscow Junior High School (Moscow ISD)
- Moscow School of Massage (Commercial - Trade)
- Mr. Leon’s School Of Hair Design (Commercial - Trade)
- New Saint Andrews College (Private Christian 2 or 4 year)
- Palouse Hills Seventh Day Adventists School (Private Pre-K to 8)
- Paradise Creek Regional High School (Moscow ISD)
- Russell (Moscow ISD - Elementary)
- Saint Mary's and Saint Rose’s (Private Pre-K-8)
- Turning Point (Private Pre-K)
- University of Idaho (Public Land Grant Institution – includes graduate level-State of Idaho)
- University of Idaho College of Law (Public – State of Idaho)
- West Park (Moscow ISD - Elementary)
- Lena Whitmore (Moscow ISD - Elementary)
This list does not include private daycare facilities unless they are listed with the State of Idaho as schools.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 21,291 people, 7,724 households, and 3,869 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,336.7/km² (3,460.6/mi²). There are 8,029 housing units at an average density of 504.1/km² (1,305.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.23% White, 0.91% African American, 0.80% Native American, 3.13% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 2.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,724 households out of which 24.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 6.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.9% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the city the population is spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 35.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 109.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 110.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $26,884, and the median income for a family is $46,331. Males have a median income of $35,494 versus $24,560 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,930. 22.4% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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