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Hagerman, Idaho
Location of Hagerman in Gooding County, Idaho.
Location of Hagerman in Gooding County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Gooding
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
2,953 ft (900 m)
 • Total 872
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,518.71/sq mi (586.24/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-34300
GNIS feature ID 0372957
Idaho Fish & Game Truck (9904054446)
Restored Idaho Fish & Game truck from the 1950s, at a celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery, 2013

Hagerman is a city in Gooding County, Idaho, United States. The population was 872 at the 2010 census, up from 656 in 2000. The area is noted for its fossil beds and the Thousand Springs of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer. Hagerman is home to a national fish hatchery, a university research station, and extensive aquaculture, assisted by an abundance of geothermal water for temperature regulation.

Fossil beds

Hagerman is the home of the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument of the U. S. National Park Service. No other fossil beds preserve such varied land and aquatic species from the Pliocene. More than 180 animal species of both vertebrates and invertebrates and 35 plant species have been found in hundreds of individual fossil sites. Eight species are found nowhere else, and 43 were found here first. The Hagerman Horse, Equus simplicidens, exemplifies the quality of the fossils. The Hagerman Horse Quarry fossil beds have produced 20 complete skeletons and a number of partial skeletons of this zebra-like ancestor of today’s horse. (Adapted from the Hagerman Fossil Beds Official Map and Guide.) More information is available at the monument website [1].


Hagerman is located at 42°49′1″N 114°53′51″W / 42.81694°N 114.89750°W / 42.81694; -114.89750 (42.816904, -114.897546).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2), of which, 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 327
1930 327 0.0%
1940 435 33.0%
1950 520 19.5%
1960 430 −17.3%
1970 436 1.4%
1980 602 38.1%
1990 600 −0.3%
2000 656 9.3%
2010 872 32.9%
2019 (est.) 893 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 872 people, 380 households, and 231 families living in the city. The population density was 1,503.4 inhabitants per square mile (580.5/km2). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 779.3 per square mile (300.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.8% of the population.

There were 380 households, of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

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