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Overview

Introduction to Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho, in Twin Falls county, is located 104 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and 443 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city has a population of 34,469.

Twin Falls History

Twin Falls was originally inhabited by Native American tribes like Bannock and Shoshone. The first Europeans of the area were led by Wilson Price Hunt, arriving in the city in 1811. The first permanent settlement was established in 1864. At that time it was a stage stop. Twin Falls was incorporated as a city in 1904. It was named after the Twin Falls of the Snake River. The city became the county seat of the newly formed Twin Falls County in 1907.

Twin Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Twin Falls County Historical Museum
  • Sawtooth National Forest
  • Faulkner Planetarium
  • Herrett Museum and Planetarium
  • Jerome County Historical Museum
  • Niagara Springs State Park

Things To Do In Twin Falls

Some of the local parks of Twin Falls include the Sunrise Park, Frontier Park, Cascade Park, Barry Park, Harrison Park, and Harmon Park. A visit to the Twin Falls County Museum will surely help you to excavate some of the area's history. The city is also home to many shopping malls including the Magic Valley Mall, Blue Lakes Mall, and Lynnwood Shopping Center. Events and special programs such as the Hispanic Fiesta, Oktoberfest, Jazz in the Canyon, and Western Days are organized in the city every year.

Twin Falls Transportation

Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport is nearby.

Twin Falls Higher Education

College of Southern Idaho is the local college. Residents can also avail higher education from universities like Boise State University, Weber State University, and Idaho State University.

People

Total Population 45,984
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,088
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $27,399
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,049
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,196

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,541
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $685
Median House Value $141,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.6%
US/American 0%
English 13.1%
Irish 9.5%

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

Twin Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 443 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Twin Falls
Standard Zip Codes 83301, 83302
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83303
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.563
Longitude -114.46

Twin Falls 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 TWIN FALLS KMVT
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 9.4 inches
Station JEROME
Distance 12.1 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 CASTLEFORD 2 N
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lynwood (83301)

Rogerson (83302)

Three Creek (83301, 83302)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eden 398 $50,156
Filer 2,625 $43,077
Hansen 1,448 $39,792
Hollister 168 $41,250
Jerome 11,100 $40,078
Kimberly 3,444 $52,219

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

Twin Falls Public Libraries

Library
Twin Falls Public
434 SECOND ST E
Twin Falls, Idaho
(208) 733-2964
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Twin Falls Hospitals

ST LUKE'S MAGIC VALLEY RMC, LTD - HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
650 ADDISON AVE W, BOX 409
(208) 737-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Twin Falls High Schools

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TWIN FALLS SENIOR HIGH
1615 FILER AVENUE EAST
208-733-6551
Serves 1,419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

MAGIC VALLEY ATLERNATIVE HIGH
512 MAIN AVENUE NORTH
208-733-8823
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 115 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

SNAKE RIVER JUVENILE DETENTION
2515 WRIGHT AVENUE
208-736-2588
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

MAGIC VALLEY COOP SERVICE AGENCY
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
208-733-9554
A Vocational School

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