Burley, Idaho

Burley, Idaho
The Snake River at sunset, on the north edge of Burley, Idaho

Burley is the county seat of Cassia County but the city straddles the county line with Minidoka County. Burley is home to the famous Spudman Triathlon, "Home of the World's Fastest Swimcourse."

Burley was founded in 1905 as an agricultural center along the railroad line through the Snake River Valley. This is also old Oregon Trail/California Trail country, along with maybe 30 other pioneer trails in the area. Burley is an all-year recreation center with the Snake River just to the north, Pomerelle Ski Area to the south and hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the mountains in between. City of Rocks is a world-class rock climbing site to the south of Burley. You'll also find some beautiful, pristine mountain lakes and some hidden hot springs.

Burley, Idaho
Fast Facts about Burley, Idaho
Burley, Cassia County, ID 83318
Incorporated: 1906
Elevation: 4,163'
Latitude: 42.5361°N
Longitude: 113.7926°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 61.7%
Hispanic: 35.1%
Native American: 0.7%
African-American: 0.2%
Two or More Races: 2.2%
High School or Higher: 71.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.4%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 9,252
Males: 4,502
Females: 4,750
Median Resident Age: 30.9 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $32,100
Estimated Median Home Value: $86,600
Population Density: 2,246 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Burley: 83.8
Major Industries:
Food Processing, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Transportation Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 7.8%
Photo of the Snake River at Burley, Idaho courtesy of Quasipalm.
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