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Overview

Introduction to Rexburg, Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison county, is located 28 miles NE of Idaho Falls, Idah (center to center) and 450 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Rexburg History

Rexburg was first settled by the fur trappers in the late 1800s. The city was founded by Thomas E. Ricks. In fact, the area was also named in the honor of its founder. It was originally named as Ricksburg, however later on it was changed to Rexburg. The first log house of the area was constructed in 1883. The Utah Northern Railroad first entered the city in 1899. The city of Rexburg is the county seat of Madison County, which was formed on February 18, 1913.

Rexburg and nearby Attractions

  • Teton Flood Museum
  • Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area
  • Legacy Flight Museum
  • Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum
  • Jefferson County Recreation Area
  • Yellowstone Bear World

Things To Do In Rexburg

While in Rexburg you can visit the Harriman State Park, Grand Teton National Park, Henry's Lake State Park, and Yellowstone National Park. The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is also worth taking a look around. Golf enthusiasts can also visit the Teton Lakes Golf Course and the Rexburg Municipal Golf Course. Visitors can also spend their free hours at the Teton Dam Flood Museum and at the Splash Park. Events like the Idaho International Dance and Music Festival and Whoopee Days are also organized by the city.

Rexburg Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Idaho Falls Regional Airport.

Rexburg Higher Education

Ricks College is located in Rexburg. Higher education can also be availed through Idaho State University, Weber State University, and Montana State University - Bozeman.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,114
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens4.7%
Employed Population 16+11,456
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.4%
Median Earnings25+$18,496
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree$12,368

Wealth

Median Family Income$26,915
% Above Poverty Level56.8%
% Below Poverty Level43.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work16.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone12.4%
Median Gross Rent$655
Median House Value$182,200

Ancestry

English27.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
Danishn6.5%
Irish5.3%
Swedish4.3%
Scottish4%
Welsh3.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Italian3.1%
Norwegian3%
Dutch2.2%
Swiss1.3%
Portuguese0.4%
African0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Russian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Rexburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes83440
Company Zip Codes83441, 83460
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.78
Approximate Longitude-111.76

Rexburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationREXBURG RICKS COLLEGE
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp30 to 57 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp29 to 60 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationASHTON
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp46 to 82 F
Oct Temp28 to 61 F
Annual Precip20 inches
StationTETONIA EXPERIMENT STN
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 27 F
Apr Temp25 to 49 F
Jul Temp44 to 79 F
Oct Temp25 to 56 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Newdale342$51,000
Parker300$46,518
Rigby4,028$34,058
St. Anthony3,488$49,659
Sugar City1,471$53,846
Teton1,038$50,750

Rexburg Public Libraries

Madison District
73 N CENTER ST
Rexburg, Idaho
(208) 356-3461

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Rexburg Hospitals

Madison Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
450 East Main Street
(208) 356-3691

Rexburg Public Schools

Adams Elementary School
110 N 2nd E St
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3335
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Burton Elementary School
1764 S 4000 W
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3332
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Central Alternative High
379 S 2nd E
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-2337
High
Total Enrollment 84
Hibbard Elementary School
2413 N 3000 W
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3333
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Kennedy Elementary School
60 S 5th W St
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3325
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Lincoln Elementary School
358 E 2nd S St
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Madison Junior High School
60 W Main St
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3310
Middle
Total Enrollment 1144
Madison Middle School
134 Madison Ave
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3320
Middle
Total Enrollment 765
Madison Senior High School
2300 University Blvd
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3305
High
Total Enrollment 1076
South Fork Elementary
7133 South 2000 West
ZIP: 83440
(208) 359-3334
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
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