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Homedale,Idaho
City
Location of Homedale in Owyhee County, Idaho.
Location of Homedale in Owyhee County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Owyhee
Area
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.69 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.66 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
2,231 ft (680 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,633
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,720
 • Density 1,926.35/sq mi (743.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
83628
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-38170
GNIS feature ID 0396660
OSLRR Homedale Branch
Branch RR route in 1930

Homedale is a city in Owyhee County Idaho. The population was 2,633 at the time of the 2010 census. The town name was chosen by drawing names from a hat during a community picnic. Homedale is part of the Boise metropolitan area. It was, at one time, the terminus of a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

Geography

Homedale is located at 43°37′8″N 116°56′13″W / 43.61889°N 116.93694°W / 43.61889; -116.93694 (43.618980, -116.936836), at an elevation of 2,231 feet (680 m) above sea level. The city is on the Snake River, which is the border with Canyon County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.47 square miles (3.81 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 225
1940 857 280.9%
1950 1,411 64.6%
1960 1,381 −2.1%
1970 1,411 2.2%
1980 2,078 47.3%
1990 1,963 −5.5%
2000 2,528 28.8%
2010 2,633 4.2%
2019 (est.) 2,720 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,633 people, 877 households, and 609 families living in the city. The population density was 1,791.2 inhabitants per square mile (691.6/km2). There were 960 housing units at an average density of 653.1 per square mile (252.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.1% White, 0.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 31.3% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.0% of the population.

There were 877 households, of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.58.

The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 33.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 19% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

Highways

The city is served by U.S. Route 95, the primary north-south highway for the state. State Highway 19 heads westward for five miles (8 km) and enters Oregon to become Oregon Route 201, which turns northward to Ontario.

Annual events

  • Txoko Ona Basque Dance - date varies; the 10th Annual Basque Dance was held on March 13, 2010.
  • 4 July Demolition Derby.
  • Owyhee County Fair and Rodeo - first full week in August.
  • Conner Landa Memorial Softball Tournament - July


Education

  • Homedale Elementary School, grades K–4.
  • Homedale Middle School, grades 5–8.
  • Homedale High School, grades 9–12.

Notable people

  • Niles Fulwyler, United States Army major general
  • Ralph D. Townsend, military officer
  • Ted Trueblood, outdoor writer and conservationist
  • Fred Wood, member of the Idaho House of Representatives
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