Jerome, Idaho

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Jerome, Idaho
City
Location in Jerome County and the state of Idaho
Location in Jerome County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°43′29″N 114°31′3″W / 42.72472°N 114.51750°W / 42.72472; -114.51750Coordinates: 42°43′29″N 114°31′3″W / 42.72472°N 114.51750°W / 42.72472; -114.51750
Country United States
State Idaho
County Jerome
Government
 • Mayor John Shine
Area[1]
 • Total 5.52 sq mi (14.30 km2)
 • Land 5.52 sq mi (14.30 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,763 ft (1,147 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 10,890
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 11,027
 • Density 1,972.8/sq mi (761.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83338
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-41320
GNIS feature ID 0396706
Website ci.jerome.id.us

Jerome is a city in Jerome County, Idaho, U.S.A. The population was 10,890 at the 2010 census, up from 7,780 in 2000.[4] The city is the county seat of Jerome County,[5] and is part of the Twin Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography and climate[edit]

Jerome is located at 42°43′29″N 114°31′3″W / 42.72472°N 114.51750°W / 42.72472; -114.51750 (42.724622, -114.517543),[6] at an elevation of 3,763 feet (1,147 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.52 square miles (14.30 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate data for Jerome, Idaho (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37.0
(2.8)
42.2
(5.7)
53.3
(11.8)
61.9
(16.6)
71.6
(22)
81.3
(27.4)
91.5
(33.1)
90.6
(32.6)
79.3
(26.3)
65.2
(18.4)
48.4
(9.1)
36.7
(2.6)
63.2
(17.3)
Average low °F (°C) 19.2
(−7.1)
21.7
(−5.7)
28.5
(−1.9)
33.8
(1)
41.6
(5.3)
49.1
(9.5)
56.0
(13.3)
54.3
(12.4)
45.2
(7.3)
35.7
(2.1)
26.4
(−3.1)
18.9
(−7.3)
35.9
(2.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.15
(29.2)
0.93
(23.6)
1.16
(29.5)
1.10
(27.9)
1.18
(30)
0.80
(20.3)
0.20
(5.1)
0.18
(4.6)
0.38
(9.7)
0.87
(22.1)
1.29
(32.8)
1.49
(37.8)
10.73
(272.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.2
(0.5)
0.8
(2)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.3
(0.8)
1.7
(4.3)
Source: NOAA[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 970
1920 1,759 81.3%
1930 1,976 12.3%
1940 3,537 79.0%
1950 4,523 27.9%
1960 4,761 5.3%
1970 4,183 −12.1%
1980 6,891 64.7%
1990 6,529 −5.3%
2000 7,780 19.2%
2010 10,890 40.0%
source:[4][8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 10,890 people, 3,693 households, and 2,640 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,972.8 inhabitants per square mile (761.7 /km2). There were 3,985 housing units at an average density of 721.9 per square mile (278.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.7% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.3% of the population.

There were 3,693 households of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.44.

The median age in the city was 28.9 years. 33% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 19.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 7,780 people, 2,776 households, and 1,959 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,431.6 people per square mile (938.7/km²). There were 2,966 housing units at an average density of 927.0 per square mile (357.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.47% white, 0.18% African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 9.64% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.92% of the population.

There were 2,776 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,074, and the median income for a family was $34,046. Males had a median income of $26,000 versus $19,162 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,023. About 12.9% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ a b Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Jerome, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-26
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 94.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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