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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 7,961
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,811
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 68.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,652
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,734
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $866
Median House Value $262,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.9%
Irish 7%

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

Notes:

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

Station KETCHUM RANGER STN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 2,457 $57,969
Carey 539 $58,333
Ketchum 2,703 $83,843
Sun Valley 1,392 $100,167

Hailey Public Libraries

Library
Hailey Public
7 W CROY ST
Hailey, Idaho
(208) 788-2036

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Hailey High Schools

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WOOD RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
1050 FOX ACRES ROAD
208-578-5020
Serves 867 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

SILVER CREEK ALTERNATIVE SCH
12 WEST CARBONATE
208-788-9410
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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