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Kimberly, Idaho
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Location of Kimberly in Twin Falls County, Idaho.
Location of Kimberly in Twin Falls County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Twin Falls
Founded 1905
 • Total 1.79 sq mi (4.63 km2)
 • Land 1.79 sq mi (4.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,924 ft (1,196 m)
 • Total 3,264
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,269.88/sq mi (876.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-43570
GNIS feature ID 0396743

Kimberly is a city in Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The population was 3,264 at the 2010 census, up from 2,614 in 2000. It is part of the Twin Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Kimberly was founded in 1905. It is named after Peter L. Kimberly, a major investor in the construction of Milner Dam which made commercial irrigation practical in the area.


Kimberly is located at 42°31′59″N 114°21′50″W / 42.53306°N 114.36389°W / 42.53306; -114.36389 (42.533169, -114.364022), at an elevation of 3,924 feet (1,196 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 601
1930 648 7.8%
1940 963 48.6%
1950 1,347 39.9%
1960 1,298 −3.6%
1970 1,557 20.0%
1980 2,307 48.2%
1990 2,367 2.6%
2000 2,614 10.4%
2010 3,264 24.9%
2019 (est.) 4,054 24.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,264 people, 1,123 households, and 835 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,027.3 inhabitants per square mile (782.7/km2). There were 1,190 housing units at an average density of 739.1 per square mile (285.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.7% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.5% of the population.

There were 1,123 households, of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.38.

The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 32.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.


Kimberly is served by the Kimberly School District, designated #414. The district contains Kimberly Elementary School, Stricker Elementary School, Kimberly Intermediate School, Kimberly Middle School, and Kimberly High School. The mascot for all schools in the district is the English Bulldog.

The nearest institution of higher education is the College of Southern Idaho, a community college. Situated in Twin Falls, and with a campus in Burley, it provides accessible education for the residents of the Magic Valley.

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