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Overview

Introduction to Weiser, Idaho

Weiser, Idaho, in Washington county, is located 53 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 293 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Weiser History

Weiser was named after the nearby Weiser River. Some also believe that the city was named in the honor of its founder Jacob Weiser who settled in the city in 1863. However, there are many who believe that it was named after Peter M. Weiser, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Oregon Short Line railroad first entered the city in 1884. The city was originally named as Weiser Bridge. Later on, it dropped the bridge portion from its name. The city was incorporated in 1887.

Weiser and nearby Attractions

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

Things To Do In Weiser

Weiser offers many parks and open spaces that feature horseshoe pits, playground equipment, picnic areas, BBQ pits. It is also worth taking a look around the Snake River Heritage Center. Visitors can also enjoy boating, fishing, and other water sports on the Weiser River. Malheur Butte, which is a dead volcano, within few minutes driving, can also be viewed. Every year, the city organizes events like Hells Canyon Days, Weiser Valley Round - Up, National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest and Festival, and Washington County Fair.

Weiser Transportation

Flights can be availed from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.

Weiser Higher Education

Residents of Weiser can avail higher education from Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College, and Eastern Oregon University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,350
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+1,928
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,128
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,012
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,030

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,074
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$95,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.5%
German17.3%
English10%
Irish9.9%
Italian2.1%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian1%
Danishn1%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Basque0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Russian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Weiser Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes83672
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude44.47
Approximate Longitude-116.91

Weiser Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEISER
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 91 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationONTARIO KSRV
Distance13.9 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
StationNYSSA
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 91 F
Oct Temp37 to 66 F
Annual Precip10.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fruitland4,967$49,315
Midvale193$33,750
New Plymouth1,931$35,750
Payette7,402$54,090

Weiser Public Libraries

Weiser Public
628 E 1ST ST
Weiser, Idaho
(208) 549-1243

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Weiser Hospitals

Weiser Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
645 East 5th Street
(208) 549-0370

Weiser Public Schools

Indianhead Academy
2235 Paddock Avenue
ZIP: 83672
(208) 707-6500
High
Total Enrollment 21
Park Intermediate School
758 E Park Street
ZIP: 83672
(208) 414-2861
Middle
Total Enrollment 234
Pioneer Primary School
624 Pioneer Road
ZIP: 83672
(208) 414-3131
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Weiser High School
690 W Indianhead Road
ZIP: 83672
(208) 414-2595
High
Total Enrollment 457
Weiser Middle School
320 E Galloway St
ZIP: 83672
(208) 414-2620
Middle
Total Enrollment 352
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