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Overview

Introduction to Rupert, Idaho

Rupert, Idaho, in Minidoka county, is located 65 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and 452 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rupert History

Rupert was originally named as Wellfirst. W.N. Shilling established the first store of the area. The post office of the area was established July 17, 1905 and Shilling became the first postmaster. The city was named after John Henry Rupert, a railroad employee who brought mails for the settlers. It was officially incorporated on April 12, 1906. The first mayor of the city was M.M. Mackay. It is the county seat of Minidoka County, which was created on January 28, 1913.

Rupert and nearby Attractions

  • Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Walcott State Park
  • Minidoka County Historical Museum
  • Stanley Museum
  • Murtaugh Lake County Park

Things To Do In Rupert

Rupert offers easy access to Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, Murtaugh Lake County Park, and Lake Walcott State Park. Travelers can also visit the Rupert Aquatic Center. The Neptune Park is also ideal for spending your free hours. The city also includes several restaurants and shopping centers where you can hang out during your leisure. Rupert also hosts several events and special programs such as the Minidoka County Fair every year.

Rupert Transportation

Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Rupert Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities including College of Southern Idaho, Utah State University, Ricks College, and many more.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,702
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+2,315
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11%
Median Earnings25+$27,192
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,997

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,827
% Above Poverty Level72.6%
% Below Poverty Level27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$565
Median House Value$97,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.2%
German15.2%
English12.1%
Irish4.3%
Dutch2.8%
Danishn2.1%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Italian1.2%
Polish0.7%
French Except Basque0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Basque0.4%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Rupert Almanac

CategoryValue
County Minidoka County
Standard Zip Codes83350
P.O. Box Zip Codes83343
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude42.7
Approximate Longitude-113.62

Rupert Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRUPERT 3 WSW
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp32 to 60 F
Jul Temp50 to 86 F
Oct Temp30 to 63 F
Annual Precip9.8 inches
StationPAUL 1 ENE
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp53 to 87 F
Oct Temp33 to 64 F
Annual Precip9.8 inches
StationBURLEY MUNICIPAL AP
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp36 to 65 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acequia201$53,750
Burley10,382$43,929
Declo510$55,000
Heyburn3,187$51,339
Paul1,367$49,286

Rupert Public Libraries

Demary Memorial
417 7TH ST
Rupert, Idaho
(208) 436-3874

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Rupert Hospitals

Minidoka Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1224 8th Street
(208) 436-0481

Rupert Public Schools

Acequia Elementary School
360 N 350 E
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-6985
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Day Treatment Elementary
310 10th St.
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-4727
Primary
Total Enrollment 19
East Minico Middle School
1805 H Street
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-3178
Middle
Total Enrollment 436
Mini-cassia Juvenile Det Ctr
718 H Street
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-7199
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Minico Senior High School
292 W 100 S
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-4721
High
Total Enrollment 985
Preschool Center
310 10th Street
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-4727
Primary
Total Enrollment 61
Rupert Elementary School
202 18th St
ZIP: 83350
(208) 436-9707
Primary
Total Enrollment 671

Rupert Private Schools

St Nicholas School
806 F St
ZIP: 83350
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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