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Heyburn, Idaho
An image taken from Heyburn, Idaho, looking South towards the Albion Mountains surrounding Albion, Idaho
An image taken from Heyburn, Idaho, looking South towards the Albion Mountains surrounding Albion, Idaho
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Location of Heyburn in Minidoka County, Idaho.
Location of Heyburn in Minidoka County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Minidoka
 • Total 2.66 sq mi (6.88 km2)
 • Land 2.61 sq mi (6.76 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
4,154 ft (1,266 m)
 • Total 3,089
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,319.68/sq mi (509.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-37360
GNIS feature ID 0396650

Heyburn is a city in Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. The population was 3,089 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Burley micropolitan area.

The city was named after Weldon B. Heyburn, a U.S. Senator for Idaho from 1903 to 1912.


Heyburn, Idaho (1905)
Heyburn, 1905

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.74 square miles (7.10 km2), of which, 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 292
1930 201 −31.2%
1940 413 105.5%
1950 539 30.5%
1960 829 53.8%
1970 1,637 97.5%
1980 2,889 76.5%
1990 2,714 −6.1%
2000 2,899 6.8%
2010 3,089 6.6%
2019 (est.) 3,447 11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,089 people, 1,109 households, and 830 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,144.1 inhabitants per square mile (441.7/km2). There were 1,165 housing units at an average density of 431.5 per square mile (166.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.4% White, 0.6% African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 16.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.5% of the population.

There were 1,109 households, of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.


Heyburn's economy is largely influenced by its close proximity to the city of Twin Falls. The region’s prominent agricultural and distribution sector saw a huge boost in 2012 when Chobani opened the world’s largest yogurt processing facility in nearby Twin Falls. The plant represents an investment of $450 million and employs over 1,000 people. Heyburn has also recently become home to a Gem State Processing potato plant and the Double L harvest equipment manufacturer. Additionally, companies such the Packaging Corporation of America have seen employment rise as new businesses seek out their services, according to Kae Cameron, past executive director of the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce.


Heyburn is served by the Minidoka County Schools system.

Children are zoned to:

  • Heyburn Elementary School (Heyburn)
  • West Minico Middle School (Unincorporated Minidoka County)
  • Minico High School (Unincorporated Minidoka County)
  • Mt. Harrison High School (Heyburn: grades 9–12, alternative high school)
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