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Overview

Introduction to Rexburg, Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison county, is located 28 miles NE of Idaho Falls, Idah (center to center) and 450 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Rexburg History

Rexburg was first settled by the fur trappers in the late 1800s. The city was founded by Thomas E. Ricks. In fact, the area was also named in the honor of its founder. It was originally named as Ricksburg, however later on it was changed to Rexburg. The first log house of the area was constructed in 1883. The Utah Northern Railroad first entered the city in 1899. The city of Rexburg is the county seat of Madison County, which was formed on February 18, 1913.

Rexburg and nearby Attractions

  • Teton Flood Museum
  • Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area
  • Legacy Flight Museum
  • Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum
  • Jefferson County Recreation Area
  • Yellowstone Bear World

Things To Do In Rexburg

While in Rexburg you can visit the Harriman State Park, Grand Teton National Park, Henry's Lake State Park, and Yellowstone National Park. The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is also worth taking a look around. Golf enthusiasts can also visit the Teton Lakes Golf Course and the Rexburg Municipal Golf Course. Visitors can also spend their free hours at the Teton Dam Flood Museum and at the Splash Park. Events like the Idaho International Dance and Music Festival and Whoopee Days are also organized by the city.

Rexburg Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Idaho Falls Regional Airport.

Rexburg Higher Education

Ricks College is located in Rexburg. Higher education can also be availed through Idaho State University, Weber State University, and Montana State University - Bozeman.

People

Total Population 26,723
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 4.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,936
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $26,181
% Above Poverty Level 53.9%
% Below Poverty Level 46.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 19.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.5%
Median Gross Rent $641
Median House Value $176,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
US/American 0%
English 30.2%
Irish 6.4%

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

Rexburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NE of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 450 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Madison
Standard Zip Codes 83440
Company Zip Codes 83441, 83460
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.826
Longitude -111.788

Rexburg 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 REXBURG RICKS COLLEGE
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station ASHTON
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 46 to 82 F
Oct Temp 28 to 61 F
Annual Precip 20 inches
Station TETONIA EXPERIMENT STN
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 25 to 49 F
Jul Temp 44 to 79 F
Oct Temp 25 to 56 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Archer (83440)

Burton (83440)

Edmonds (83440)

Lyman (83440)

Plano (83440)

Sunnydell (83440)

Thornton (83440)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Newdale 341 $50,357
Parker 340 $46,750
Rigby 4,011 $34,297
St. Anthony 3,476 $48,548
Sugar City 1,301 $57,000
Teton 1,046 $46,071

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

Rexburg Public Libraries

Library
Madison District
73 N CENTER ST
Rexburg, Idaho
(208) 356-3461

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Rexburg Hospitals

MADISON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
450 EAST MAIN PO BOX 310
(208) 356-3691
Emergency Service: Yes

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134 MADISON AVENUE
208-359-3305
Serves 956 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE HIGH
379 SOUTH SECOND EAST
208-359-2337
A Non-traditional School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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