Eagle, Idaho

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Eagle, Idaho

Introduction to Eagle, Idaho

Eagle, Idaho, in Ada county, is located 9 miles NW of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 335 miles E of Portland, Oregon. The city is located in the Boise City metropolitan area. Eagle has a population of approximately 11,085.

Eagle History

Eagle is located in the Ada Conty, which was founded in 1864. Idaho Territorial Legislature created the county. It was named in honor of Ada Riggs, who was the first child to be born in this area, daughter of H. C. Riggs, who was a co-founder of Boise. Ada county is the largest county of the state in terms of population.

Eagle and nearby Attractions

  • Inspire International Inc - Horticulture Therapy and Education Center
  • Great American Family Parks
  • Boise Art Museum
  • Idaho Military History Museum
  • Eagle Island State Park

Things To Do In Eagle

Tourists visiting the city of Eagle can be at the Eagle Island State Park and enjoy swimming. It is also ideal for picnics. The museums that can be visited include the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Boise Art Museum, and the Idaho State Historical Museum. One can also visit the Great American Family Parks. Inspire International Inc - Horticulture Therapy and Education Center is another major attraction of the city of Eagle.

Eagle Transportation

Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field offers air transportation facility to Eagle city.

Eagle Higher Education

Residents of Eagle city can avail higher education through Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, College of Southern Idaho, and Lewis - Clark State College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Eagle People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Eagle Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Eagle Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Eagle Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Eagle Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Eagle College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Eagle, Idaho

Comparing Eagle 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 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 10
Age of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 6
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Public Transportation Use 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Affordability of Rents 4 1
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Eagle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 335 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Ada
Metro Area Boise City
Standard Zip Codes 83616
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.695
Longitude -116.353

Eagle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BOISE 7 N
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.2 inches
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 12.1 inches
Station EMMETT 2 E
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
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Eagle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,085 100%
Male 5,563 50.2%
Female 5,522 49.8%
Under 18 3,618 32.6%
18+ 7,467 67.4%
65+ 840 7.6%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.23
White 10,631 95.9%
African-American 41 0.4%
Asian 82 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 52 0.5%
Other 65 0.6%
Mixed Race 200 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 291 2.6%

Estimated Eagle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,338
Growth 6,253
Growth % 56.4%

Eagle 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 17.9%
German 16.2%
US/American 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Irish 9.2%
Norwegian 4.2%
Italian 3.7%
Swedish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Scottish 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Danish 1.7%
Basque 1.3%
European 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Czech 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Swiss 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Other Arab 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pearl (83616)

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)
Eagle 11,085 $71,907
Boise 185,787 $52,014
Emmett 5,490 $34,663
Garden City 10,624 $46,463
Meridian 34,919 $57,077
Middleton 2,978 $34,734
Star 1,795 $46,458

Eagle Public Libraries

Eagle Public
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(208) 939-6814
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Starbucks in Eagle

(As of 2005)
Eagle Plaza
228 East Plaza St.
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Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 12

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