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Buhl, Idaho
Buhl Post Office - Buhl Idaho
Buhl Post Office - Buhl Idaho
Location of Buhl in Twin Falls County, Idaho.
Location of Buhl in Twin Falls County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Twin Falls
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Land 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,770 ft (1,150 m)
 • Total 4,122
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,398.62/sq mi (926.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-10810
GNIS feature ID 0396190

Buhl is a city located on the old Oregon Trail in the western half of Twin Falls County, Idaho. The population was 4,122 at the time of the 2010 census, up from 3,985 in 2000. It is part of the Twin Falls, Idaho metropolitan area.

U.S. Route 30 passes through Buhl, along the scenic Thousand Springs Scenic Byway from Twin Falls to Bliss. Known as the "Trout Capital of the World," Buhl is the location of numerous hatcheries in the immediate surrounding area, which produce a majority of the rainbow trout consumed in the United States. Clear Springs Foods, located just north of Buhl, processes over 20 million pounds of rainbow trout each year, making it the world's largest producer.


Buhl was founded on April 17, 1906. It was named for Frank H. Buhl of Sharon, Pennsylvania, a major investor in a Carey Act project known as the Twin Falls South Side project, which introduced large-scale irrigation to the Magic Valley in the early 20th Century.


Buhl is located at 42°36′0″N 114°45′43″W / 42.60000°N 114.76194°W / 42.60000; -114.76194 (42.600102, -114.761867), at an elevation of 3,770 feet (1,149 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all of it land.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 639
1920 2,245 251.3%
1930 1,883 −16.1%
1940 2,414 28.2%
1950 2,870 18.9%
1960 3,059 6.6%
1970 2,975 −2.7%
1980 3,629 22.0%
1990 3,516 −3.1%
2000 3,985 13.3%
2010 4,122 3.4%
2019 (est.) 4,507 9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 4,122 people in 1,596 households, including 1,029 families, in the city. The population density was 2,264.8 inhabitants per square mile (874.4/km2). There were 1,766 housing units at an average density of 970.3 per square mile (374.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 81.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 13.8% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.9%.

Of the 1,596 households 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.3% of households were one person and 15.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age was 35.4 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Notable people

  • Eugene Scott (1921–2005), televangelist
  • Marjorie Reynolds, actress

See also

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