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Overview

Introduction to Mountain Home, Idaho

Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore county, is located 41 miles SE of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 383 miles SE of Portland, Oregon.

Mountain Home History

Mountain Home was originally a stagecoach stop. Prior to adopting its present name, the city was known as Rattlesnake. When the first post office was established the city was renamed to Mountain Home. The Oregon Short Line railroad first entered the area in 1883. The City of Mountain Home was incorporated in 1896. It became the county seat of Elmore County on February 4, 1891.

Mountain Home and nearby Attractions

  • Bruneau Dunes State Park
  • Elmore County Historical Museum
  • Three Island Crossing State Park
  • Idaho Military History Museum
  • Lucky Peak State Park
  • Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology

Things To Do In Mountain Home

Mountain Home has several scenic parks and playgrounds including the Carl Miller Park, Railroad Park, Memorial Park, East Side Park, and Richard Aguirre Park. The city also provides easy access to many museums such as the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Idaho Black History Museum, Idaho State Historical Museum, Boise Art Museum, and Elmore County Historical Museum. In addition, the Park and Recreation Department of Mountain Home organizes several events and special programs through out the year.

Mountain Home Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.

Mountain Home Higher Education

The city is home to Gem State College. Residents can also avail higher education from Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, and College of Southern Idaho.

People

Total Population 13,804
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,296
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,174
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $738
Median House Value $128,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.9%
Irish 8.8%

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

Mountain Home Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SE of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 383 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Elmore
Standard Zip Codes 83647
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.133
Longitude -115.69

Mountain Home 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 MOUNTAIN HOME
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 10.5 inches
Station ANDERSON DAM
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
Station GRAND VIEW 4 NW
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 56 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 67 F
Annual Precip 7.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Anderson Dam (83647)

Featherville (83647)

Oasis (83647)

Paradise Hot Springs (83647)

Pine (83647)

Prairie (83647)

Rocky Bar (83647)

Tipanuk (83647)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glenns Ferry 1,137 $37,386
Grand View 469 $34,306

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

Mountain Home Public Libraries

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Mountain Home Public
790 N 10TH E
Mountain Home, Idaho
(208) 587-4716
Prairie District
HC 84 BOX 89
Mountain Home, Idaho
(208) 868-3246

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Mountain Home High Schools

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MOUNTAIN HOME SR HIGH SCHOOL
300 SOUTH 11TH EAST STREET
208-587-2570
Serves 854 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

IDAHO VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
797 S HASKETT
208-580-2449
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 33.9

RICHARD MCKENNA ALT. HIGH
470 N 3RD STREET SUITE 4
208-587-2594
A Non-traditional School
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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