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Jerome, Idaho
Location of Jerome in Jerome County, Idaho.
Location of Jerome in Jerome County, Idaho.
Jerome, Idaho is located in the US
Jerome, Idaho
Jerome, Idaho
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°43′29″N 114°31′3″W / 42.72472°N 114.51750°W / 42.72472; -114.51750
JEROME IDAHO Latitude and Longitude:

42°43′29″N 114°31′3″W / 42.72472°N 114.51750°W / 42.72472; -114.51750
CountryUnited States
State Idaho
County Jerome
Government
 • MayorDavid Davis
Area
 • Total5.58 sq mi (14.44 km2)
 • Land5.57 sq mi (14.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,763 ft (1,147 m)
Population
 • Total10,890
 • Estimate 
(2016) [3]
11,317
 • Density2,030.32/sq mi (783.95/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 ( Mountain (MST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−6 ( MDT)
ZIP code
83338
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code16-41320
GNIS feature ID0396706
Website www.ci.jerome.id.us

Jerome is a city in and county seat of Jerome County, Idaho, United States. 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. It is the second largest city in Idaho’s Magic Valley region, second only to Twin Falls which is located 10 miles southeast. Jerome's economy is largely agrarian with dairy farming being one of the main driving forces of the economy.

Demographics

2010 census

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.

Jerome National Bank, July 2008

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

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910970
19201,75981.3%
19301,97612.3%
19403,53779.0%
19504,52327.9%
19604,7615.3%
19704,183−12.1%
19806,89164.7%
19906,529−5.3%
20007,78019.2%
201010,89040.0%
Est. 201611,317 [3]3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

As of the census [7] 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.

Geography and climate

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), [8] 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. [9]

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)
Daily mean °F (°C) 28.1
(−2.2)
32.0
(0)
40.9
(4.9)
47.9
(8.8)
56.6
(13.7)
65.2
(18.4)
73.8
(23.2)
72.5
(22.5)
62.3
(16.8)
50.5
(10.3)
37.4
(3)
27.8
(−2.3)
49.6
(9.8)
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)
Average 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)
Average 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 [10]

Notable people

Jerome County Courthouse in Jerome, July 2009

See also

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Jerome, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-26
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  10. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  11. ^ Staff (July 6, 1974). "Hollywood's new sex symbol". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  12. ^ Staff (July 12, 1975). "Native of Idaho stars in film". The Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Retrieved May 27, 2016.

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