Wilder, Idaho

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Wilder, Idaho
City
Motto: "Golden Gate To The Treasure Valley"[1]
Location in Canyon County and the state of Idaho
Location in Canyon County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 43°40′35″N 116°54′36″W / 43.67639°N 116.91000°W / 43.67639; -116.91000Coordinates: 43°40′35″N 116°54′36″W / 43.67639°N 116.91000°W / 43.67639; -116.91000
Country United States
State Idaho
County Canyon
Area[2]
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 2,428 ft (740 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,533
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,560
 • Density 2,100.0/sq mi (810.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83676
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-87670
GNIS feature ID 0398357
Website cityofwilder.org
Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 349
1930 381 9.2%
1940 507 33.1%
1950 555 9.5%
1960 603 8.6%
1970 564 −6.5%
1980 1,260 123.4%
1990 1,232 −2.2%
2000 1,462 18.7%
2010 1,533 4.9%
source:[5]

Wilder is a city in Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 1,533 at the 2010 census.

Wilder is part of the Boise CityNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Wilder was established in 1919,[1] and was named for Marshall P. Wilder, a magazine editor.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wilder is located at 43°40′35″N 116°54′36″W / 43.67639°N 116.91000°W / 43.67639; -116.91000 (43.676451, -116.910122).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), of which, 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,533 people, 453 households, and 353 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,100.0 inhabitants per square mile (810.8 /km2). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 686.3 per square mile (265.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 44.6% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 51.1% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 75.9% of the population.

There were 453 households of which 52.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 3.89.

The median age in the city was 27 years. 37.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 18.2% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 389 households, and 315 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,885.7 people per square mile (1,485.5/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 1,118.9 per square mile (427.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 33.99% White, 0.21% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 62.93% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.40% of the population.

There were 389 households out of which 52.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.76 and the average family size was 4.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 39.2% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,731, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,601. About 27.7% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.4% of those under age 18 and 26.3% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Wilder has a meat processing plant, SSI, manufacturing frozen individual serving hamburgers and french fries. Wilder is primarily an agricultural community, with onions, hops, seed corn, beans and alfalfa seed among the major crops.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Wilder, Idaho". City of Wilder, Idaho. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  5. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 99.
  6. ^ "Profile for Wilder, Idaho, ID". ePodunk. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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