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Burley, Idaho

Burley, Idaho
City
Snake River from Heyburn toward Burley
Snake River from Heyburn toward Burley
Location of Burley, Idaho
Location of Burley, Idaho
Burley, Idaho is located in USA
Burley, Idaho
Location in the United States
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Idaho
Counties Cassia, Minidoka
Area[1]
 • Total 6.44 sq mi (16.68 km2)
 • Land 6.12 sq mi (15.85 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
Elevation 4,163 ft (1,269 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 10,345
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 10,425
 • Density 1,690.4/sq mi (652.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83318
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-11260
GNIS feature ID 0399811

Burley is a city in Cassia and Minidoka counties in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Idaho. The population was 10,345 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Cassia County.[4]

Burley is the third-largest city in Idaho's Magic Valley region after Twin Falls and Jerome. Along with nearby Rupert it forms the bulk of the "Mini-Cassia" area of southern Idaho.

Burley is the principal city of the Burley, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cassia and Minidoka Counties.

Burley is home to the famed "Spudman" Triathlon[5] and the Idaho Regatta.[6]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Climate 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Education 5
  • References 6

Geography

Burley is located at (42.536136, −113.792653),[7] at 4,150 feet (1,260 m) in elevation. Most of the city lies in Cassia County, with only a small portion extending into Minidoka County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.44 square miles (16.68 km2), of which, 6.12 square miles (15.85 km2) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 10,345 people, 3,644 households, and 2,499 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,690.4 inhabitants per square mile (652.7/km2). There were 3,885 housing units at an average density of 634.8 per square mile (245.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.2% White, 0.4% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 17.4% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.4% of the population.

There were 3,644 households of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.37.

The median age in the city was 30.8 years. 31.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 20% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 9,316 people, 3,288 households, and 2,373 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,262.0 people per square mile (873.0/km²). There were 3,633 housing units at an average density of 882.1 per square mile (340.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.96% White, 0.21% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 17.15% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.71% of the population.

There were 3,288 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.31. The average home price for real estate in Burley] is around $35,000.[11]

In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,981, and the median income for a family was $33,376. Males had a median income of $26,865 versus $17,304 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,689. About 15.2% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Burley experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold winters and hot, dry summers. Burley is also host to incredibly high wind speeds. In 2008 a group of local farmers sued the Idaho BLM. Because pesticides that the Burley BLM office sprayed on their lands were carried by a wind storm onto farmers lands, effectively destroying crops.

Climate data for Burley Municipal Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 62
(17)
74
(23)
78
(26)
89
(32)
97
(36)
102
(39)
104
(40)
105
(41)
97
(36)
91
(33)
79
(26)
65
(18)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 36.9
(2.7)
43.9
(6.6)
52.8
(11.6)
61.8
(16.6)
70.5
(21.4)
80.6
(27)
88.6
(31.4)
87.8
(31)
77.0
(25)
64.5
(18.1)
47.7
(8.7)
38.0
(3.3)
62.5
(16.9)
Average low °F (°C) 19.7
(−6.8)
24.2
(−4.3)
30.1
(−1.1)
35.8
(2.1)
43.2
(6.2)
50.0
(10)
55.2
(12.9)
53.5
(11.9)
45.0
(7.2)
36.0
(2.2)
27.1
(−2.7)
19.9
(−6.7)
36.6
(2.6)
Record low °F (°C) −30
(−34)
−26
(−32)
−3
(−19)
12
(−11)
19
(−7)
29
(−2)
33
(1)
31
(−1)
18
(−8)
9
(−13)
−14
(−26)
−23
(−31)
−30
(−34)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.18
(30)
0.83
(21.1)
1.08
(27.4)
0.97
(24.6)
1.28
(32.5)
0.87
(22.1)
0.35
(8.9)
0.41
(10.4)
0.64
(16.3)
0.67
(17)
1.00
(25.4)
1.01
(25.7)
10.29
(261.4)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [12]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records) [13]

Notable people

Education

The Cassia County portion of Burley is a part of the Cassia County School District

  • Dworshak Elementary School (Burley)
  • Mountain View Elementary School (Burley)
  • White Pine Intermediate School (Unincorporated Cassia County)
  • Burley Junior High School (Burley)
  • Burley High School[15]
  • Declo Elementary School (Declo)
  • Declo Junior High (Declo)
  • Declo High School (Declo)
  • Oakley Elementary School (Oakley)
  • Oakley Jr/Sr High School (Oakley)

The Minidoka County portion of Burley is a part of the Minidoka County Schools.

Residents of Minidoka County Burley are zoned to:

  • Heyburn Elementary School (Heyburn)
  • West Minico Middle School (Unincorporated Minidoka County)
  • Minico High School (Unincorporated Minidoka County)

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Burley Idaho Lions Club Spudman Triathlon". Burley, Idaho Lions Club. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Idaho Regatta". Burley Regatta Committee. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ "Burley ID Real Estate". Boomerang Relocation. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  12. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81" (PDF).  
  13. ^ "Monthly Averages for Burley, ID".  
  14. ^ "Miss New Mexico - Jennifer Adams".  
  15. ^ "Burley High School". Burley High School. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
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