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Overview

Introduction to Rupert, Idaho

Rupert, Idaho, in Minidoka county, is located 65 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and 452 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city has a population of 5,645.

Rupert History

Rupert was originally named as Wellfirst. W.N. Shilling established the first store of the area. The post office of the area was established July 17, 1905 and Shilling became the first postmaster. The city was named after John Henry Rupert, a railroad employee who brought mails for the settlers. It was officially incorporated on April 12, 1906. The first mayor of the city was M.M. Mackay. It is the county seat of Minidoka County, which was created on January 28, 1913. Rupert was named as the "Christmas City" of USA in November, 1987.

Rupert and nearby Attractions

  • Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Walcott State Park
  • Minidoka County Historical Museum
  • Stanley Museum
  • Murtaugh Lake County Park

Things To Do In Rupert

Rupert offers easy access to Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, Murtaugh Lake County Park, and Lake Walcott State Park. Travelers can also visit the Rupert Aquatic Center. The Neptune Park is also ideal for spending your free hours. The city also includes several restaurants and shopping centers where you can hang out during your leisure. Rupert also hosts several events and special programs such as the Minidoka County Fair every year.

Rupert Transportation

Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Rupert Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities including College of Southern Idaho, Utah State University, Ricks College, and many more.

People

Total Population 5,601
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 2,257
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,543
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $544
Median House Value $94,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 5.3%

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

Rupert Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 452 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Minidoka
Standard Zip Codes 83350
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83343
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.619
Longitude -113.676

Rupert 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 RUPERT 3 WSW
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 86 F
Oct Temp 30 to 63 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches
Station PAUL 1 ENE
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches
Station BURLEY MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Jackson (83350)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acequia 140 $45,417
Burley 10,245 $42,445
Declo 563 $46,657
Heyburn 3,163 $49,861
Paul 1,299 $50,385

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

Rupert Public Libraries

Library
Demary Memorial
417 7TH ST
Rupert, Idaho
(208) 436-3874

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Rupert High Schools

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MINICO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
300 WEST HIGHWAY 25
208-436-4721
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

MINI-CASSIA OPPORTUNITY CENTER
123 SOUTH C STREET
208-436-6252
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 80 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

IDAHO YOUTH RANCH
1275 NORTH 400 EAST
208-532-4257
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

MINI-CASSIA JUVENILE DET CTR
750 H STREET
208-436-9928
A Non-traditional School

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