Hailey, Idaho

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Hailey, Idaho
City
Soccer fields in Hailey (2009)
Soccer fields in Hailey (2009)
Location in Blaine County and the state of Idaho
Location in Blaine County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 43°30′54″N 114°18′23″W / 43.51500°N 114.30639°W / 43.51500; -114.30639Coordinates: 43°30′54″N 114°18′23″W / 43.51500°N 114.30639°W / 43.51500; -114.30639
Country United States
State Idaho
County Blaine
Government
 • Mayor Fritz X. Haemmerle
Area[1]
 • Total 3.65 sq mi (9.45 km2)
 • Land 3.65 sq mi (9.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,318 ft (1,621 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,960
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,920
 • Density 2,180.8/sq mi (842.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83333
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-34390
GNIS feature ID 0396603
Website haileycityhall.org

Hailey is a city in and the county seat of Blaine County,[4] in the Wood River Valley of the central part of the U.S. state of Idaho. The population was 7,960 at the 2010 census, up from 6,200 in 2000.[5] Hailey is the site of Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), the airport for the resort area of Sun Valley/Ketchum, 12 miles (19 km) north. The town of Bellevue is a few miles south. From 1882-95, Hailey was the county seat of now-defunct Alturas County.

The city is named after John Hailey,[6] a two-time Congressional delegate from the Idaho Territory.

Hailey is the current home of retired tennis professional and seven time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander. The poet Ezra Pound was born there in 1885. US Dressage Olympian Debbie McDonald lives there as well with her husband hunter / jumper trainer Bob.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Hailey is located at 43°30′54″N 114°18′23″W / 43.51500°N 114.30639°W / 43.51500; -114.30639 (43.514937, -114.306251),[7] at an elevation of 5,318 feet (1,621 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.65 square miles (9.45 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,073
1900 1,240 15.6%
1910 1,231 −0.7%
1920 1,201 −2.4%
1930 973 −19.0%
1940 1,443 48.3%
1950 1,464 1.5%
1960 1,185 −19.1%
1970 1,425 20.3%
1980 2,109 48.0%
1990 3,687 74.8%
2000 6,200 68.2%
2010 7,960 28.4%
source:[8][9][10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,960 people, 3,065 households, and 2,053 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,180.8 inhabitants per square mile (842.0 /km2). There were 3,527 housing units at an average density of 966.3 per square mile (373.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.1% of the population.

There were 3,065 households of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 35.1 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 6.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 6,200 people, 2,389 households, and 1,603 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,959.3 people per square mile (757.5/km²). There were 2,557 housing units at an average density of 808.1 per square mile (312.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.68% White, 0.26% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.02% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.95% of the population.

There were 2,389 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 37.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,347, and the median income for a family was $56,379. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $29,025 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,255. About 4.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Blaine County School System, located in Hailey, provides several schools for local children. Hailey Elementary is located in the center of Hailey, and the new Woodside Elementary is located in the south of the city. Wood River Middle School lies north of downtown, and Wood River High School sits near the Foxmoor subdivision.

The Silver Creek Alternative School provides a different avenue for students who have struggled in a typical school setting.

The College of Southern Idaho's Blaine Country Center is located in Hailey.

Outdoor life[edit]

Philadelphia Smelter in Hailey, Idaho, 1884

Hailey is surrounded by the Sawtooth National Forest. Hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, BMX riding, Skateboarding, horseback riding, fishing, ice skating and river activities (such as fishing), are popular in Hailey, Idaho. Hailey was home to the Sun Valley Polo Club until 1999.[12]

West of town, Hailey has its own ski hill called Rotarun Ski Area, which is much smaller than its local cousin at the Sun Valley Resort.

Other mountains in Hailey are Carbonate, Red Devil Peak (6594 ft.), and Della (6729 ft.). These mountains are popular for hiking, mountain biking, dog walking and other outdoor activities.

Friedman Memorial Airport[edit]

The Friedman Memorial Airport provides daily direct flights to Salt Lake City, Boise and Seattle. Daily flights to Los Angeles, and Oakland are available seasonally. The airport has a private terminal for small jets. Herbert Allen, Jr.'s annual summer executive retreat, Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is a regular client of Friedman Memorial Airport.

Publications and media[edit]

Hailey is the home to Sun Valley Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on fine dining, real estate and local events. Hailey has one local newspaper: The Idaho Mountain Express. The Idaho Mountain Express is located in Ketchum and is published every Wednesday and Friday.

Snowboard Magazine was founded in Hailey, Idaho in the year 2004 by local resident Mark Sullivan. Snowboard Magazine quickly grew to the 3rd largest snowboarding publication in the world before being sold to Storm Mountain Publishing in 2007.

KECH at 95.3 FM is a local radio station. Another is KSKI-FM at 94.5 FM.

Plum TV premiered in 2007 from Hailey, Idaho. Plum TV is a boutique network at upscale resort communities.

Independence Day[edit]

Every year, the town of Hailey, Idaho celebrates Independence Day as Days of the Old West. The celebration consists of four major events. Main Street is cleared and the sidewalks fill with spectators. At noon, a mock old west shoot out takes place in the centre of town. The next event is a parade that includes jets flying overhead.[citation needed] After the parade, spectators gather at Hop Porter Park for food and music. Activities also include a rodeo and fireworks.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Hailey, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 93.
  9. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Idaho 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  10. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ "Wikimapia - Sun Valley Polo Club (abandoned)". Retrieved 2011-11-21. 

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