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Overview

Introduction to Caldwell, Idaho

Caldwell, Idaho is 10 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 321 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. The city is part of the Boise City metro area.

Caldwell History

Hundreds of Chinese immigrants settled in Caldwell in the 1870s and 1880s. This town was central during the anti-Chinese backlash in Idaho, which resulted in an 1886 Anti - Chinese League convention in Boise. Owing to violence and social pressures, all immigrants were driven out of the town by 1890. In March 1908, Albert Horsley pleaded guilty in the District Court in Caldwell for the assassination of Frank Steunenberg, the former governor of Idaho.

Caldwell and nearby Attractions

  • Shoppers Plaza
  • Our Memories Museum
  • Sebree Park
  • Whittenberger Park
  • Fort Boise

Things To Do In Caldwell

Tourists in Caldwell City can visit the historical sites and museums like the Fort Boise, Our Memories Museum, Warhawk Air Museum, and Canyon County Historical Society Museum. There are several parks that come with a range of recreational facilities such as the Eagle Island State Park as well as the Whittenberger Park. One can shop at the Shoppers Plaza while staying in the city. Caldwell City hosts several annual festivals like the Canyon County Fair and Festival, and Blues in the Park.

Caldwell Transportation

Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field Airport is the nearest airport.

Caldwell Higher Education

Albertson College of Idaho is located in Caldwell. Other higher education institutes that can be attended from the city include the Eastern Oregon University, Boise State University, and College of Southern Idaho.

People

Total Population 49,149
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 19,488
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $25,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,170

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,752
% Above Poverty Level 79.4%
% Below Poverty Level 20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $691
Median House Value $104,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 8.1%

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

Caldwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 321 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Canyon
Metro Area Boise City
Standard Zip Codes 83605, 83607
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83606
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.663
Longitude -116.686

Caldwell 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 CALDWELL
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 93 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Station PARMA EXPERIMENT STN
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 91 F
Oct Temp 34 to 67 F
Annual Precip 11.1 inches
Station EMMETT 2 E
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Doles (83605)

Enrose (83605)

Knowlton Heights (83605)

Sunnyslope (83605)

Weitz (83605)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greenleaf 1,000 $50,833
Homedale 2,590 $29,722
Marsing 1,397 $30,093
Middleton 6,145 $54,100
Notus 532 $50,089
Star 6,768 $63,558

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

Caldwell Public Libraries

Library
Caldwell Public
1010 DEARBORN ST
Caldwell, Idaho
(208) 459-3242

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Caldwell Hospitals

WEST VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1717 ARLINGTON
(208) 459-4641
Emergency Service: Yes

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Caldwell High Schools

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VALLIVUE HIGH SCHOOL
1407 HOMEDALE
208-454-9253
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

CALDWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
3401 SOUTH INDIANA AVENUE
208-455-3304
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 909 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

CANYON SPRINGS ALT HIGH SCH
1117 ARTHUR STREET
208-455-3325
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

CENTERPOINT ALTERNATIVE HIGH
21985 DIXIE RIVER ROAD
208-454-0255
A Non-traditional School
Serves 85 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

SOUTHWEST IDAHO JUVENILE DET
222 12TH AVENUE NORTH
208-454-7240
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.

COSSA
21985 DIXIE RIVER ROAD
208-454-2087
A Special Education School

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21985 DIXIE RIVER ROAD
208-454-2087
A Special Education School

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21985 DIXIE RIVER ROAD
208-454-2087
A Special Education School

SOUTHWEST IDAHO TECHNICAL ACADEMY
21985 DIXIE RIVER RD
208-454-2087
A Vocational School

COSSA
21985 DIXIE RIVER ROAD
208-454-2087
A Special Education School

COSSA
21985 DIXIE RIVER ROAD
208-454-2087
A Special Education School

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