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Burley, Idaho

  •   State: 
    Cassia County
      County all: 
    Cassia | Minidoka
      County FIPS: 
    16031 | 16067
    42°32′10″N 113°47′34″W
      Area total: 
    7.00 sq mi (18.1 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.67 sq mi (17.3 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.33 sq mi (0.9 km²)
    4,163 ft (1,269 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Burley, ID
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Burley, Cassia County, Idaho, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,753.9 residents per square mile of area (677.2/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Burley is a city in Cassia and Minidoka counties in southern Idaho, United States. The population was 10,345 at the 2010 census. Burley is the third-largest city in Idaho's Magic Valley region after Twin Falls, and Jerome. It forms the bulk of the "Mini-Cassia" area of southern Idaho. The hottest temperature recorded in Burley was 107 °F (42 °C) on July 30, 2000, while the coldest temperature recorded was 30 °C on January 29, 1949 and January 22, 1962. In 2008, a group of local farmers sued the Idaho BLM (Bureau of Land Management) because pesticides that the Burley BLM office sprayed on their lands were carried by a wind storm onto farmers lands. The community was named after David Ellsworth Burley, a railroad official. The city is the county seat of Cassia County. It is the principal city of the Burleys, Idaho, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cassia, Minidokas, and Rupert. It has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold winters and hot, dry summers. The median age in the city was 30.8 years. The average real estate price for Burley in 2010 was 3.31 dollars per square foot (1.75 euros per square mile). The city has a total area of 6.44 square miles (16.68 km²), of which 6.12 square miles. (15.85 km²) is land and 0.32 sq miles (0.83 km²).


A post office called Burley has been in operation since 1905. The community was named after David Ellsworth Burley, a railroad official. Burley is located on the U.S. continental railway between Chicago and New York City. The town has a population of about 1,000. The post office is located at the center of the town, near the intersection of two main routes: I-70 and I-80. It is located near the junction of the two main railroads, about a mile north of the city's main junction, and about a half-mile south of the junction for the I- County railroad routes I-80 and I  Counties I, E, F, L, R, S, and I Counties South and North of Burley are all in the same district. It was named for David Burley who was an official on the U.S.-Illinois Railroad in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was known as the "Burley Railroadman" and was a member of the Board of Committee of Managers of the Interior Railroads and the United States Railway Commission. He died in 1903, leaving a wife and two children in the community. The village is named after his son, who was also a railway official and served as the town's postmaster.


Burley experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold winters and hot, dry summers. The hottest temperature recorded in Burley was 107 °F (42 °C) on July 30, 2000. Burley is also host to incredibly high wind speeds. In 2008, a group of local farmers sued the Idaho BLM (Bureau of Land Management) because pesticides that the Burley BLM office sprayed on their lands were carried by a wind storm onto farmers lands, effectively destroying crops. Most of the city lies in Cassia County, with only a small portion extending into Minidoka County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.44 square miles (16.68 km²), of which 6.12 sq miles (15.85 km²) is land and 0.32sq miles (0.83 km²") is water. The coldest temperature recorded was 30°F (34 °C), on January 29, 1949 and January 22, 1962. In Burley, the average temperature for the month of January is 20°C (62°F), while the average for the whole of February is 20 °C (64°F) (1966-2014). Burley has a population of 1,816 (1,822 people) according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate. The city's population is 1,722 (1.823 people).


As of the census of 2010, there were 10,345 people, 3,644 households, and 2,499 families living in the city. There were 3,885 housing units at an average density of 634.8 per square mile (245.1/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 77.2% White, 0.4% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0%.7% Asian, 17.4%. from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. The average home price for real estate in Burley] is around $35,000. The median income for a household in theCity was $27,981, and the median income. for a family was $33,376. The per capita income for the City was $12,689. About 15.2%. of families and 18.4. of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 10.7%. of those age 65 or over. The city's population was 49.6% male and 50.4 per cent female in the 2010 census. In the city, the population was spread out, with 31.9% under the age of 18, 10.0%. from 18 to 24, 25.5%. from 25 to 44, 18.1%. from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. In Burley, the median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males.

Arts and culture

Burley is home to the famed "Spudman" Triathlon and the Idaho Regatta. The town is also home to a number of other cultural events, such as the Idaho State Museum. The city is located on the Idaho River, which runs through the town's downtown area.

In popular culture

Burley was the setting of the X-Files episode "Patience" Although the episode is set in Burley, it was filmed in Los Angeles, California. Burley was also the setting for the film "The Godfather: Part II", which was set in the town of Burley. The town was also featured in the film The Godfather, Part III, and the film's sequel, "The godfather: Parts IV and V", which were filmed in the city. The city was also used as the location for the TV series "The X- Files" in the 1980s and 1990s, and again in the 2000s, when the series was rebooted. It is now the location of "The Walking Dead" and "The Simpsons" TV series, which was filmed there in the 1990s and 2000s. It has also been used in the movie "The Hobbit" and the TV show "The Lord of the Rings" television series, as well as in the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" series of books and films. It was also mentioned in the book "The Chronicles of Narnia" by Neil Gaiman, who wrote the novel "Narnia: The Lost City of Light" and appeared in it as a supporting character in the first few episodes of the series. It also appeared in the TV movie "Narcissus" as a backdrop for "The Mummy's" first appearance in "The Dark Knight Rises".


The Cassia County portion of Burley is a part of the Cassia School District. Burley residents are zoned to the following schools: Burley Junior High, Burley High, and Oakley Elementary. The Minidoka County portion is zoned to the Minidokas School District, which includes West Minico Middle School and Minico High School. Residents of Minidoko County Burley are zoning to: Heyburn Elementary School (Heyburn) and West Minica Middle School (Unincorporated Minidoku County) Burley also has its own high school, the Burley High School, which is located in Burley. The school district also has a middle school and high school in the town of Malta. The high school is called the Raft River Elementary School. The elementary school is located at Malda High School and the high school is called Oakley Jr/Sr High School (Oakley) The town also has an elementary school, Mountain View Elementary, and a junior high, which are all located in the city of Montgomery. The town has a post office, which opened in 1883. The post office has been closed since the early 1990s. The city has a library, which was opened in the 1950s. It is located on the banks of the Missouri Mississippi River, which runs through the town. The community has a golf course, which has been built in the 1960s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho = 96.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Burley = 4.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,283 individuals with a median age of 33.8 age the population dropped by -5.12% in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,753.9 residents per square mile of area (677.2/km²). There are average 2.75 people per household in the 3,116 households with an average household income of $33,010 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.80% of the available work force and has dropped -5.27% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.66%. The number of physicians in Burley per 100,000 population = 140.6.


The annual rainfall in Burley = 9.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 23 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 79. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 203. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 77, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho which are owned by the occupant = 58.08%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 44 years with median home cost = $104,940 and home appreciation of -6.33%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.74 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,691 per student. There are 18.9 students for each teacher in the school, 468 students for each Librarian and 444 students for each Counselor. 4.90% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.64% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Burley's population in Cassia County, Idaho of 2,166 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,59-fold to 1,283 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.35% female residents and 48.65% male residents live in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho.

    As of 2020 in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho are married and the remaining 37.55% are single population.

  • 15.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Burley require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.98% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.34% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.20% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.80% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho, 58.08% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.22% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.71% are vacant.

  • The 72.75% of the population in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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