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Overview

Introduction to Payette, Idaho

Payette, Idaho, in Payette county, is 41 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 299 miles E of Portland, Oregon. T

Payette History

Payette was originally known as Boomerang. The area was initially served by the Oregon Shortline railroad. Later on, the city was renamed after a French - Canadian fur trapper called François Payette. It was first settled in the 1860s. David S. Lamme was the first settler of the area. The city was incorporated in 1891. Payette became the county seat of the newly formed Payette County in 1917.

Payette and nearby Attractions

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

Things To Do In Payette

During your stay in Payette, you can visit the Kiwanis Park and the Central Park. The Payette County Historical Society will surely help you to get a glimpse of the area's history. One can also visit the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum, Payette County Museum, National Old Time Fiddlers' Hall of Fame, and Fort Boise. You can also plan a day trip to the Malheur Butte, which is extinct volcano in Malheur County, Oregon.

Payette Transportation

One can avail flights from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.

Payette Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College, University of Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and many other colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,402
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,264
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11%
Median Earnings25+$30,478
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,220
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,534

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,090
% Above Poverty Level73.5%
% Below Poverty Level26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$644
Median House Value$104,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34%
English10.2%
Irish10.1%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1.3%
Danishn1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Polish0.2%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Payette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Payette County
Standard Zip Codes83661
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude44.06
Approximate Longitude-116.7

Payette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPAYETTE
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 66 F
Jul Temp59 to 91 F
Oct Temp37 to 68 F
Annual Precip11 inches
StationONTARIO KSRV
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp57 to 93 F
Oct Temp34 to 66 F
Annual Precip9.4 inches
StationEMMETT 2 E
Distance28.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fruitland4,967$49,315
New Plymouth1,931$35,750
Parma2,228$43,472
Weiser5,350$42,074

Payette Public Libraries

Payette Public
24 S 10TH ST
Payette, Idaho
(208) 642-6029

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Payette Public Schools

Payette Primary School
1320 3rd Ave N
ZIP: 83661
(208) 642-3379
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Payette Alternative Center
20 N. 12th Street
ZIP: 83661
(208) 642-4705
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Payette High School
1500 6th Ave S
ZIP: 83661
(208) 642-3327
High
Total Enrollment 444
Mc Cain Middle School
400 N Iowa Ave
ZIP: 83661
(208) 642-4122
Middle
Total Enrollment 356
Westside Elementary School
609 N 5th St
ZIP: 83661
(208) 642-3241
Middle
Total Enrollment 231

Payette Private Schools

River Of Life Christian School
800 17th Ave N
ZIP: 83661
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Treasure Valley Seventh-day Adventist School
305 1/2 S 9th St
ZIP: 83661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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