Hailey, Idaho

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Hailey, Idaho

Introduction to Hailey, Idaho

Hailey, Idaho is located 95 miles E of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 434 miles E of Portland, Oregon. It is in Blaine County. The population of the city is approximately 6,200.

Hailey History

The city of Hailey is named in honor of John Hailey, who was a two - time Congressional delegate from the Idaho Territory. The city is in Blaine County. In 1895, this county was established by the Idaho Legislature, by merging Logan and Alturas Counties. Blaine County was named in honor of James G. Blaine, the U.S. Congressman and the 1884 Republican presidential nominee.

Hailey and nearby Attractions

  • Blaine County - Historical Museum
  • Earnest Hemmingway Memorial
  • Ketchum/ Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum
  • Ore Wagon Museum
  • Basque Museum and Cultural Center

Things To Do In Hailey

Tourists in Hailey can visit the Blaine County - Historical Museum, which is a major attraction because of its historical significance. The Sun Valley is also worth visiting. Tourists can also visit the Basque Museum and Cultural Center and the Earnest Hemmingway Memorial during your free hours. The annual festivals hosted by Hailey include the Springfest, Northern Rockies Folk Festival, Hailey Days of the Old West, Summer Fools Festival, and Blaine County Fair.

Hailey Transportation

Friedman Memorial Airport is the nearest airport.

Hailey Higher Education

The College of Southern Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, and Ricks College offer higher educational facilities.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Hailey Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Hailey Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Hailey College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Hailey People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Hailey Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Hailey Low Rate of Poverty
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hailey Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 12% Hailey Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Hailey Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hailey Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Hailey, Idaho

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 4
Portion of People Married 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 7 10
Median Family Income 7 10
People in Middle Class or Better 6 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 7 6
Public Transportation Use 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 9
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 9 8

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Hailey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 95 miles E of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 434 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Blaine
Standard Zip Codes 83333
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.519
Longitude -114.314

Hailey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 32 F
Apr Temp 24 to 54 F
Jul Temp 43 to 81 F
Oct Temp 25 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station PICABO
Distance 19.6 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
Station GROUSE
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 27 F
Apr Temp 24 to 50 F
Jul Temp 41 to 79 F
Oct Temp 22 to 57 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
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Hailey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,200 100%
Male 3,094 49.9%
Female 3,106 50.1%
Under 18 1,843 29.7%
18+ 4,357 70.3%
65+ 326 5.3%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 3.09
White 5,560 89.7%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 67 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.4%
Other 435 7%
Mixed Race 97 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 741 12%

Estimated Hailey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,583
Growth 1,383
Growth % 22.3%

Hailey 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
German 17.4%
English 15.2%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 8.2%
Italian 5.4%
Norwegian 2.9%
European 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Swedish 2.2%
Scottish 1.7%
Welsh 1.5%
Finnish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Danish 1.2%
Greek 1%
Basque 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Picabo (83348)
Triumph (83333)

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)
Hailey 6,200 $56,379
Bellevue 1,876 $49,276
Carey 513 $42,054
Ketchum 3,003 $73,750
Sun Valley 1,427 $85,000

Hailey Public Libraries

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Hailey High Schools (2004)

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Serves 867 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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