Introduction to Jerome, Idaho

Jerome, Idaho, in Jerome county, is located 104 miles SE of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 448 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. Approximately 7,780 people live in Jerome.

Jerome History

Jerome is located in the Jerome County, which was founded in 1919 by the Idaho Legislature through a partition of the Lincoln county. Jerome County is considered to be named after either Jerome Hill, a North side Irrigation Project developer, or his son - in - law Jerome Kuhn.

Jerome and nearby Attractions

  • Jerome County Historical Museum
  • Jerome City Hall
  • Candlelight Park
  • Gayle Forsyth Memorial Park
  • Jerome County Fairgrounds

Things To Do In Jerome

The City of Jerome is home to many parks and open spaces including the Camozzi Park, Gayle Forsyth Memorial Park, and Candlelight Park. The Jerome County Historical Museum is also a "must visit" destination for its rich historical significance. Other notable locations include the Jerome County Fairgrounds and the Jerome City Hall. Jerome also hosts several festivals like Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum Live History Days, and the Jerome County Fair and Rodeo every year.

Jerome Transportation

Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Jerome Higher Education

The College of Southern Idaho, Boise State University, Utah State University, and Idaho State University offer facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 11,100
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,357
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $40,078
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $110,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 9.6%

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

Jerome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles SE of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 448 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Jerome
Standard Zip Codes 83338
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.724
Longitude -114.517

Jerome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station JEROME
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Station TWIN FALLS 6 E
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 63 F
Annual Precip 10.9 inches
Distance 15.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Appleton (83338)

Falls City (83338)

Sugar Loaf (83338)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buhl 4,205 $45,938
Filer 2,625 $43,077
Kimberly 3,444 $52,219
Shoshone 1,542 $46,083
Twin Falls 45,984 $51,541
Wendell 2,734 $50,188

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

Jerome Public Libraries

Jerome Public
100 1ST AVE E
Jerome, Idaho
(208) 324-5427
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Jerome High Schools

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Serves 828 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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Student/teacher ratio: 10

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