The largest city and county seat in Elmore County, Idaho, is Mountain Home. In 2020, there were 15,979 people living there. The main city of the Elmore County-inclusive Mountain Home, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area is Mountain Home.
Approximately seven miles (11 km) east of the city on the present-day US-20 heading towards Fairfield, Rattlesnake Station, a stagecoach stop on the Overland Stage Line, was where Mountain Home's first post office was located. The post office was relocated to the city's current location by moving downhill and to the west after the Oregon Short Line Railroad was added in 1883.
Mountain Home has a 4.3% unemployment rate, compared to a 6.0% national average. Positive recent job growth. Jobs in Mountain Home have grown by 1.6%.
Official website: https://mountain-home.us/
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