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Overview

Introduction to Emmett, Idaho

Emmett, Idaho, in Gem county, is located 23 miles N of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 324 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Emmett History

Emmett city is in the Gem County and housed a Boise Cascade manufacturing facility that shut down in 2001. Gem County was established in 1915. This county was named after the nickname of the state, Gem State. The early settlers in the county were the fur trappers.

Emmett and nearby Attractions

  • Emmett Plaza
  • Gem County Historical Museum
  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Freezeout Hill Memorial

Things To Do In Emmett

Tourists in Emmett can spend their free hours at the Emmett Plaza, which is a great zone for hanging around. A notable place that one can visit is the Freezeout Hill Memorial. The Eagle Island Sate Park offers facilities for swimming, and also has scenic picnic areas. If one loves history, then the Gem County Historical Museum is the perfect place to visit. The annual festivals and fairs hosted by the city include the Emmett Cherry Festival, Harvest Festival Street Fair, Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Heritage Days, and Gem/ Boise Counties Fair.

Emmett Transportation

Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field is the nearest airport to Emmett.

Emmett Higher Education

There are many universities and colleges that offer higher education facilities. Some of these include Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and Lewis - Clark State College.

People

Total Population 6,548
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,786
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,096
% Above Poverty Level 73.4%
% Below Poverty Level 26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $106,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.1%
US/American 0%
English 15.7%
Irish 14.4%

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

Emmett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Nampa, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 324 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Gem
Standard Zip Codes 83617
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.873
Longitude -116.498

Emmett 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 EMMETT 2 E
Distance 2.3 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
Station OLA 4 S
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 31 to 63 F
Jul Temp 51 to 90 F
Oct Temp 31 to 64 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station PARMA EXPERIMENT STN
Distance 23.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Montour (83617)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 49,149 $45,752
Eagle 21,863 $90,482
Horseshoe Bend 775 $50,417
Middleton 6,145 $54,100
New Plymouth 1,952 $37,500
Star 6,768 $63,558

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

Emmett Public Libraries

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Emmett Public
275 S HAYES AVE
Emmett, Idaho
(208) 365-6057
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Emmett High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

EMMETT HIGH SCHOOL
721 WEST 12TH STREET
208-365-6323
Serves 655 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

BLACK CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
315 SOUTH JOHNS
208-365-5552
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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