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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,590
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens21.7%
Employed Population 16+1,946
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$18,956
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,231
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,416

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,784
% Above Poverty Level70.1%
% Below Poverty Level29.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$719
Median House Value$103,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.2%
English21.7%
German19.8%
Irish16.8%
Italian3.3%
Dutch3.1%
Scottish3%
Swedish1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Basque0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Emmett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gem County
Standard Zip Codes83617
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.98
Approximate Longitude-116.52

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)

StationEMMETT 2 E
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp58 to 90 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationOLA 4 S
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp31 to 63 F
Jul Temp51 to 90 F
Oct Temp31 to 64 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationPARMA EXPERIMENT STN
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 65 F
Jul Temp54 to 91 F
Oct Temp34 to 67 F
Annual Precip11.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caldwell50,288$47,387
Eagle22,711$95,041
Horseshoe Bend709$52,321
Middleton6,416$57,616
New Plymouth1,931$35,750
Star7,255$67,008

Emmett Public Libraries

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

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Emmett Hospitals

Walter Knox Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1202 East Locust Street
(208) 365-3561

Emmett Public Schools

Black Canyon High School
400 South Pine #2
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-5552
High
Total Enrollment 87
Emmett High School
721 W 12th St
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-6323
High
Total Enrollment 620
Emmett Middle School
301 E 4th St
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-2921
Middle
Total Enrollment 631
Kenneth J. Carberry Elementary
1950 E 12th St
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-0839
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Patriot Center (at Matr)
330 W Main Street
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-3642
High
Total Enrollment 31
Payette River Technical Academy
721 W 12th
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-0985
High
Total Enrollment 74
Shadow Butte Elementary School
3900 W Idaho Blvd
ZIP: 83617
(208) 365-0877
Primary
Total Enrollment 468

Emmett Private Schools

Cherry Gulch
3770 E Black Canyon Hwy
ZIP: 83617
Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
Emmett Valley Christian School
833 Tyler Rd
ZIP: 83617
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
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