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Why Don’t More People Live In Bliss?

Bliss, Idaho

August 1, 2021

This one is just too good to miss.

Bliss is a city in Gooding County, Idaho, United States. The population was 318 at the 2010 census. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles, all of it land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classificationsystem, Bliss has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

This afternoon it is quite arid.


As of the census of 2010, there were 318 people, 117 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.9 inhabitants per square mile (198.0/km2). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 222.6 per square mile (85.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.3% White, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 23.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.6% of the population.

There were 117 households, of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.65.

(There’s a wind farm here!)

The median age in the city was 34.8 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

I suspect the town is blissful they have a Love’s Truck Stop.

All this and it’s only 15 miles from pi.

That makes Buddy happy.

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