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Burley, Idaho
Cassia County Courthouse
Cassia County Courthouse
Location of Burley in Cassia County and Minidoka County, Idaho.
Location of Burley in Cassia County and Minidoka County, Idaho.
Burley, Idaho is located in the United States
Burley, Idaho
Burley, Idaho
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Idaho
Counties Cassia, Minidoka
Area
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 • Total 6.57 sq mi (Lizzie M km2)
 • Land 6.24 sq mi (16.16 km2)
 • Water 0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
Elevation
4,163 ft (1,269 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,345
 • Estimate 
(2019)
10,582
 • Density 1,695.56/sq mi (654.65/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
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 southern Idaho, United States. The population was 10,345 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Cassia County.

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

Geography

Burley is located at 42°32′10″N 113°47′34″W / 42.53611°N 113.79278°W / 42.53611; -113.79278 (42.536136, −113.792653), 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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 5,408
1930 3,826 −29.3%
1940 5,329 39.3%
1950 5,924 11.2%
1960 7,508 26.7%
1970 8,279 10.3%
1980 8,761 5.8%
1990 8,702 −0.7%
2000 9,316 7.1%
2010 10,345 11.0%
2019 (est.) 10,582 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,345 people, 3,644 households, and 2,499 families living 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.

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
(16.7)
74
(23.3)
78
(25.6)
89
(31.7)
97
(36.1)
102
(38.9)
104
(40)
105
(40.6)
97
(36.1)
91
(32.8)
79
(26.1)
65
(18.3)
105
(40.6)
Average high °F (°C) 36.9
(2.72)
43.9
(6.61)
52.8
(11.56)
61.8
(16.56)
70.5
(21.39)
80.6
(27)
88.6
(31.44)
87.8
(31)
77.0
(25)
64.5
(18.06)
47.7
(8.72)
38.0
(3.33)
62.5
(16.94)
Average low °F (°C) 19.7
(-6.83)
24.2
(-4.33)
30.1
(-1.06)
35.8
(2.11)
43.2
(6.22)
50.0
(10)
55.2
(12.89)
53.5
(11.94)
45.0
(7.22)
36.0
(2.22)
27.1
(-2.72)
19.9
(-6.72)
36.6
(2.56)
Record low °F (°C) −30
(-34.4)
−26
(-32.2)
−3
(-19.4)
12
(-11.1)
19
(-7.2)
29
(-1.7)
33
(0.6)
31
(-0.6)
18
(-7.8)
9
(-12.8)
−14
(-25.6)
−23
(-30.6)
−30
(-34.4)
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)
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)

Education

Burley, Idaho
Looking north along Overland Avenue (SH 27) in Burley, August 2007

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

  • Dworshak Elementary School (Burley)
  • John V Evans Elementary School (Burley)
  • Mountain View Elementary School (Burley)
  • White Pine Elementary (Unincorporated Cassia County)
  • Burley Junior High School (Burley)
  • Burley High School
  • Declo Elementary School (Declo)
  • Declo Junior High (Declo)
  • Declo High School (Declo)
  • Oakley Elementary School (Oakley)
  • Oakley Jr/Sr High School (Oakley)
  • Raft River Elementary School (Malta)
  • Raft River Jr./Sr. High School (Malta)

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)

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