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Oakley, Idaho
Location of Oakley in Cassia County, Idaho.
Location of Oakley in Cassia County, Idaho.
Oakley, Idaho is located in the United States
Oakley, Idaho
Oakley, Idaho
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Idaho
County Cassia
 • Total 4.63 sq mi (11.98 km2)
 • Land 4.62 sq mi (11.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,570 ft (1,390 m)
 • Total 763
 • Estimate 
 • Density 175.64/sq mi (67.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-58330
GNIS feature ID 0396977

Oakley is a city in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. The population was 763 at the 2010 census, up from 668 in 2000. It is part of the Burley Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Oakley is located at 42°14′32″N 113°52′51″W / 42.24222°N 113.88083°W / 42.24222; -113.88083 (42.242360, -113.880904), at an elevation of 4,570 feet (1,393 m) above sea level. It is at the very southern limit of the Snake River Plain, and close to Goose Creek, between the Middle and Albion Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.59 square miles (11.89 km2), all of it land.


The city was named for William Oakley, the proprietor of a 19th-century stagecoach station located at a spring currently located about 2 miles west of the present townsite known as Oakley Meadows. David B. Haight, former member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born in Oakley. The small hamlet has served as home to a surprising number of famous Americans. The former governors of Utah and Massachusetts can trace their stock to Oakley. Jon Huntsman of Utah is the grandson of David B. Haight, above, and Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts is the son of another famous Oakley-ite, George Romney. Yet another Oakley Romney, Marion G. Romney, was a Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Victorian house in Oakley Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Oakley is also rich in old west lore, such as the tale of Diamondfield Jack, and another story of intrigue, the story of Gobo Fango.

This town of fewer than 800 people has turned out leaders in politics, business, and entertainment. The town is also home to the current Idaho House of Representatives Speaker Scott Bedke.

Oakley has become recognized worldwide for its Middle Mountain quarries of Rocky Mountain quartzite building stone known as Oakley Stone. Quarry operators ship out thousand of tons a month to locations around the globe.

Today, many people remark that Oakley is the very last "Mayberry" left in America, and frequently visited for its Victorian homes.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 911
1920 1,273 39.7%
1930 882 −30.7%
1940 813 −7.8%
1950 684 −15.9%
1960 613 −10.4%
1970 656 7.0%
1980 663 1.1%
1990 635 −4.2%
2000 668 5.2%
2010 763 14.2%
2019 (est.) 812 6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 763 people, 248 households, and 192 families residing in the city. The population density was 166.2 inhabitants per square mile (64.2/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 61.0 per square mile (23.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 6.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.4% of the population.

There were 248 households, of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.60.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 35.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.


Oakley is in the Cassia County School District.

Oakley is zoned to:

  • Oakley Elementary School
  • Oakley Junior/Senior High School

All of the schools are in the city of Oakley.

The high school has about 120 students, and the elementary has about 250 students. The high school's football team won the Idaho State Football Championship in 2007, and 2009 and took 2nd place in 2008,

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