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Bruneau, Idaho
Bruneau, Idaho is located in Idaho
Bruneau, Idaho
Bruneau, Idaho
Location in Idaho
Bruneau, Idaho is located in the United States
Bruneau, Idaho
Bruneau, Idaho
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Idaho
County Owyhee
2,549 ft (777 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 208, 986
GNIS feature ID 396181

Bruneau is an unincorporated community in Owyhee County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. The mouth of the Bruneau River is to the northwest and Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park is to the east. As of 2014, Bruneau has a population of 552.


Bruneau is located at 42°52′50″N 115°47′50″W / 42.88056°N 115.79722°W / 42.88056; -115.79722 (42.8804516, -115.7973081),
at an elevation of 2,549 feet (777 m) above sea level.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bruneau has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


State Highway 51 northbound crosses the Snake River and continues to Mountain Home in Elmore County; southbound it becomes Nevada Route 225 at the border and continues to Elko. State Highway 78 heads northwest within Owyhee County to Grand View, Murphy, and Marsing. Eastbound SH-78 crosses the Snake River and links through Hammett to Interstate 84.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 75
1890 63 −16.0%
1900 105 66.7%
1910 150 42.9%
1920 490 226.7%
1930 300 −38.8%
1940 300 0.0%
1950 300 0.0%
1960 200 −33.3%
1970 100 −50.0%
1980 190 90.0%
1990 190 0.0%
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