Carey, Idaho

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High Points

Carey strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 2% trophy Carey Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 2% trophy Carey Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Carey, Idaho

Comparing Carey to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2

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Carey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 81 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 457 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Blaine
Standard Zip Codes 83320
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.307
Longitude -113.943

Carey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PICABO
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 27 to 57 F
Jul Temp 46 to 85 F
Oct Temp 28 to 61 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 55 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 15.2 inches
Distance 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 56 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
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Carey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 513 100%
Male 271 52.8%
Female 242 47.2%
Under 18 180 35.1%
18+ 333 64.9%
65+ 60 11.7%
Median Age 29.7
Average Family Size 3.55
White 476 92.8%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1%
Other 24 4.7%
Mixed Race 7 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 10.1%

Estimated Carey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 511
Growth -2
Growth % -0.4%

Carey Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 29.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
Scottish 13.3%
German 8.2%
Irish 6.4%
Basque 3.6%
US/American 3.6%
Swedish 3.3%
Norwegian 3.1%
Danish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Portuguese 2.1%
Swiss 1.8%
Dutch 1.5%
Italian 1%
Polish 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Muldoon (83320)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carey 513 $42,054
Bellevue 1,876 $49,276
Hailey 6,200 $56,379
Richfield 412 $33,173

Carey Public Libraries

Little Wood River District
Carey, Idaho
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Carey High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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