Rexburg, Idaho

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Rexburg, Idaho

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. As of the year 2000 census, 17,257 people reside in Rexburg.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rexburg Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Rexburg Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Rexburg Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Rexburg Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Rexburg College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Rexburg Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Rexburg, Idaho

Comparing Rexburg 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 7
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 10
Median Family Income 2 5
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
People Living Alone 1 1


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

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Rexburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,257 100%
Male 7,795 45.2%
Female 9,462 54.8%
Under 18 3,165 18.3%
18+ 14,092 81.7%
65+ 851 4.9%
Median Age 20.3
Average Family Size 3.45
White 16,429 95.2%
African-American 51 0.3%
Asian 114 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 53 0.3%
Other 384 2.2%
Mixed Race 178 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 697 4%

Estimated Rexburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 26,265
Growth 9,008
Growth % 52.2%

Rexburg 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 29.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
German 10.7%
US/American 9.5%
Danish 5.6%
European 4.2%
Scottish 4.2%
Swedish 3.3%
Norwegian 3.3%
Irish 3%
British 2.8%
Swiss 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Welsh 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Italian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Dutch 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rexburg 17,257 $36,047
Newdale 358 $41,500
Parker 319 $34,444
Rigby 2,998 $36,417
St. Anthony 3,342 $37,995
Sugar City 1,242 $46,333
Teton 569 $35,278

Rexburg Public Libraries

Madison District
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(208) 356-3461

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Rexburg Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(208) 356-3691
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Rexburg

(As of 2006)
530 North 2Nd East
(208) 359-2809
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Student/teacher ratio: 19

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Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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