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Overview

Introduction to Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho, in Twin Falls county, is located 104 miles W of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and 443 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Twin Falls History

Twin Falls was originally inhabited by Native American tribes like Bannock and Shoshone. The first Europeans of the area were led by Wilson Price Hunt, arriving in the city in 1811. The first permanent settlement was established in 1864. At that time it was a stage stop. Twin Falls was incorporated as a city in 1904. It was named after the Twin Falls of the Snake River. The city became the county seat of the newly formed Twin Falls County in 1907.

Twin Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Twin Falls County Historical Museum
  • Sawtooth National Forest
  • Faulkner Planetarium
  • Herrett Museum and Planetarium
  • Jerome County Historical Museum
  • Niagara Springs State Park

Things To Do In Twin Falls

Some of the local parks of Twin Falls include the Sunrise Park, Frontier Park, Cascade Park, Barry Park, Harrison Park, and Harmon Park. A visit to the Twin Falls County Museum will surely help you to excavate some of the area's history. The city is also home to many shopping malls including the Magic Valley Mall, Blue Lakes Mall, and Lynnwood Shopping Center. Events and special programs such as the Hispanic Fiesta, Oktoberfest, Jazz in the Canyon, and Western Days are organized in the city every year.

Twin Falls Transportation

Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport is nearby.

Twin Falls Higher Education

College of Southern Idaho is the local college. Residents can also avail higher education from universities like Boise State University, Weber State University, and Idaho State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,623
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+21,880
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19%
Median Earnings25+$28,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,876
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,378

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,245
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$734
Median House Value$143,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.7%
German17.6%
English12.6%
Irish9.2%
Dutch3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Welsh2.4%
Swedish2.1%
Norwegian2%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Danishn1.4%
Russian0.9%
Polish0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Basque0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
African0.1%
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Twin Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Twin Falls County
Standard Zip Codes83301, 83302
P.O. Box Zip Codes83303
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude42.56
Approximate Longitude-114.46

Twin Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTWIN FALLS KMVT
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 65 F
Annual Precip9.4 inches
StationJEROME
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp33 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp35 to 65 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches
StationCASTLEFORD 2 N
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp54 to 87 F
Oct Temp36 to 64 F
Annual Precip10.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eden379$50,875
Filer2,640$44,207
Hansen1,357$40,865
Hollister141$43,750
Jerome11,140$43,613
Kimberly3,528$51,728

Twin Falls Public Libraries

Twin Falls Public
201 FOURTH AVE E
Twin Falls, Idaho
(208) 733-2964

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Twin Falls Hospitals

St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
801 Pole Line Road 409
(208) 814-1000

Twin Falls Public Schools

Bickel Elementary School
607 2nd Ave E
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-4116
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Canyon Ridge High School
300 N College Rd W
ZIP: 83301
(208) 732-7555
High
Total Enrollment 1186
Harrison Elementary School
600 Harrison St
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-4229
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Hollister Elementary School
2463 Contace Ave
ZIP: 83301
(208) 655-4215
Primary
Total Enrollment 64
I B Perrine Elementary School
452 Caswell Ave W
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-4288
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Lincoln Elementary School
238 Buhl St. N.
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-1321
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Magic Valley Alternative High
512 Main Ave N
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-8823
High
Total Enrollment 173
Morningside Elementary School
701 Morningside Drive
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-6507
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Oregon Trail Elementary School
660 Park Ave
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-8480
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Robert Stuart Jr High School
644 Caswell Ave W
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-4875
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
Sawtooth Elementary School
1771 Stadium Blvd
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-8454
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Snake River Juvenile Detention
2515 Wright Ave
ZIP: 83301
(208) 736-2588
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Twin Falls Bridge Academy
616 Eastland Dr
ZIP: 83301
(208) 737-5282
High
Total Enrollment 82
Twin Falls Senior High
1615 Filer Ave E
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-6551
High
Total Enrollment 1136
Vera C O'leary Jr High School
2350 Elizabeth Blvd
ZIP: 83301
(208) 733-2155
Middle
Total Enrollment 901
Wings Charter Middle School
771 North College Rd
ZIP: 83301
(208) 734-2902
Xavier Charter School
1218 North College Road West
ZIP: 83301
(208) 734-3947
Other
Total Enrollment 668
Artec Charter School
292 W 100 S
ZIP: 83303
(208) 961-0304
High
Total Enrollment 15

Twin Falls Private Schools

Agape Christian School
181 Morrison St
ZIP: 83301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Hilltop Adventist School
131 Grandview Dr
ZIP: 83301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Immanuel Lutheran School
2055 Filer Ave E
ZIP: 83301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 150
Lighthouse Christian School
960 Eastland Dr
ZIP: 83301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 224
St Edwards Catholic School
139 6th Ave E
ZIP: 83301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
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