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Overview

Introduction to Weiser, Idaho

Weiser, Idaho, in Washington county, is located 53 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 293 miles E of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 5,343 people resided in Weiser.

Weiser History

Weiser was named after the nearby Weiser River. Some also believe that the city was named in the honor of its founder Jacob Weiser who settled in the city in 1863. However, there are many who believe that it was named after Peter M. Weiser, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Oregon Short Line railroad first entered the city in 1884. The city was originally named as Weiser Bridge. Later on, it dropped the bridge portion from its name. The city was incorporated in 1887.

Weiser and nearby Attractions

  • National Old Time Fiddlers' Hall of Fame
  • Snake River Heritage Center
  • Ontario State Recreation Site
  • Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum
  • Fort Boise

Things To Do In Weiser

Weiser offers many parks and open spaces that feature horseshoe pits, playground equipment, picnic areas, BBQ pits. It is also worth taking a look around the Snake River Heritage Center. Visitors can also enjoy boating, fishing, and other water sports on the Weiser River. Malheur Butte, which is a dead volcano, within few minutes driving, can also be viewed. Every year, the city organizes events like Hells Canyon Days, Weiser Valley Round - Up, National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest and Festival, and Washington County Fair.

Weiser Transportation

Flights can be availed from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.

Weiser Higher Education

Residents of Weiser can avail higher education from Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College, and Eastern Oregon University.

People

Total Population 5,362
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,919
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,149
% Above Poverty Level 76.3%
% Below Poverty Level 23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $668
Median House Value $91,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 10.4%

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

Weiser Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 293 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 83672
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.251
Longitude -116.968

Weiser 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 WEISER
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 91 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Station ONTARIO KSRV
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 57 to 93 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 9.4 inches
Station NYSSA
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 91 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 10.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Crystal (83672)

Eaton (83672)

Jonathan (83672)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fruitland 4,842 $52,987
Midvale 161 $35,417
New Plymouth 1,952 $37,500
Payette 7,428 $50,791

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

Weiser Public Libraries

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Weiser Public
628 E 1ST ST
Weiser, Idaho
(208) 549-1243

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Weiser High Schools

WEISER HIGH SCHOOL
690 WEST INDIANHEAD ROAD
208-414-2595
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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