Introduction to Burley, Idaho

Burley, Idaho, in Cassia county, is 72 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and 445 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city has a population of 9,316.

Burley History

The present day City of Burley is partly located in Minidoka County, which was established on January 28, 1913; and partly in Cassia County. In 1918, it became the county seat of Cassia County, which was organized on February 20, 1879 and was named after the Cassia Creek. Prior to that Albion was the county seat. It is the second - largest city of Magic Valley.

Burley and nearby Attractions

  • Minidoka County Historical Museum
  • Lake Walcott State Park
  • Murtaugh Lake County Park
  • Stanley Museum
  • Cassia County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Burley

Tourists can visit the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge while staying the City of Burley. The local parks like the East Park, Freedom Park, and West Park are also ideal for spending your leisure hours. One can also have a look at the Goose Creek. The city also hosts several events and festivals such as the Cassia County Fair every year.

Burley Transportation

Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Burley Higher Education

Higher education facilities are provided by the College of Southern Idaho, Idaho State University, Utah State University, and Weber State University.


Total Population 10,245
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,098
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 53.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $42,445
% Above Poverty Level 78.9%
% Below Poverty Level 21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $598
Median House Value $104,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 19%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 445 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Cassia
Standard Zip Codes 83318
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.535
Longitude -113.791

Burley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
Station PAUL 1 ENE
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 54 to 88 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Burley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pella (83318)

Springdale (83318)

Starrhs Ferry (83318)

View (83318)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acequia 140 $45,417
Declo 563 $46,657
Heyburn 3,163 $49,861
Murtaugh 92 $55,000
Paul 1,299 $50,385
Rupert 5,601 $41,543

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burley Public Libraries

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Burley Hospitals

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(208) 678-4444
Emergency Service: Yes

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Burley High Schools

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Serves 677 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 110 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

1143 W 16TH STREET
A Vocational School

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