Bruneau, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 745.
Males: 420  (56.5%)
Females: 325  (43.5%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Idaho median age:  33.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,233 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Bruneau:

$31,233
ID:

$46,783

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,759 (it was $19,063 in 2000)

Bruneau CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $119,884 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Bruneau:

$119,884
ID:

$159,000
  • Races in Bruneau, ID (2000)

    Bruneau races chart
    • 56377.3%White alone
    • 15020.6%Hispanic
    • 91.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bruneau: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2525 feet

Land area: 2475.0 square miles.

Population density: 0.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Bruneau, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Bruneau:

  • High school or higher: 64.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bruneau CCD:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 5.5%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bruneau, Idaho as of February 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bruneau to the number of sex offenders is 745 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bruneau CCD:  0.4% ($365)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Bruneau satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boise, ID (88.7 miles , pop. 185,787).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (411.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (603.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Salmon Falls, ID (4.8 miles ), Castleford, ID (5.2 miles ), Glenns Ferry, ID (5.7 miles ), Buhl, ID (5.8 miles ), Hagerman, ID (5.8 miles ), Bliss, ID (6.2 miles ), Filer, ID (6.4 miles ), Wendell, ID (6.4 miles ).

Latitude: 42.49 N, Longitude: 115.40 W

Area code: 208

Bruneau household income distribution Bruneau home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (68%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Fuel dealers (2%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Apparel (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (42%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Bruneau: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bruneau, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bruneau-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 366% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 136.2 miles away from Bruneau center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 277.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 265.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 309.2 miles away from Bruneau center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 256.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Owyhee County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Corbin Harney - Environmentalist.

Airports located in Bruneau:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bruneau:

  • College of Southern Idaho (about 48 miles; Twin Falls, ID; Full-time enrollment: 5,051)
  • Boise State University (about 88 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 95 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 96 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 133 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Idaho State University (about 154 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Utah State University (about 192 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)

Public high school in Bruneau:

Public elementary/middle school in Bruneau:

See full list of schools located in Bruneau

Library in Bruneau:

  • BRUNEAU VALLEY DISTRICT (Operating income: $12,652; Location: 32073 RUTH ST; 8,224 books; 14 audio materials; 385 video materials; 51 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bruneau: Indian Batt Cabin (A), Blackstone Ranch (B), Albert Taylor Place (C), Fred Hall Homestead (D), Frank Triguero Homestead (E), White Homestead (F), Squaw Camp (G), Indian Bathtub (H), Medbury Ferry (I), Rutherford Ranch (J), Cowan Homestead (K), Homer Bedal Homestead (L), The Windmill (M), Stanley Cabin (N), The Trap (O), Little Valley School (P), Juniper Ranch (Q), Indian Cove (R), Horse Trap (S), Bruneau Guard Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stone Cemetery (1), O X Cemetery (2), Hot Springs Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mosquito Lake Reservoir (A), Big Lake (B), Catholic Lake (C), Cedar Tree Trail Lakes (D), Inside Lakes (E), James Lake (F), Long Lake (G), Monument Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cherry Creek (A), Deadwood Creek (B), Deer Creek (C), Clover Creek (D), Hayes Creek (E), Louse Creek (F), Marys Creek (G), Miller Water (H), Nit Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bruneau include: Bruneau Dunes State Park (1), Snake River Birds of Prey Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Hot Springs Bench (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Owyhee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bruneau and their reported violations in the past:

BRUNEAU WATER AND SEWER DIST (Population served: 88, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In NOV-11-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In NOV-11-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
SCOUT PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.4%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.4%
Whole state:

11.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

4.6%
6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Bruneau compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.8
Idaho average:

11.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bruneau CCD (based on Owyhee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,0145
Evangelical Protestant81312
Catholic3966
Mainline Protestant1082
None8,195-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Owyhee County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Owyhee County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Owyhee County:

27.2%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.6%
State:

11.7%

8.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.95%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Canyon County, ID  3.79% ($24,383 average AGI)
from Ada County, ID  1.25% ($29,409)
from Elmore County, ID  0.43% ($27,467)


9.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.98%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Canyon County, ID  4.88% ($28,960 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  1.10% ($19,923)
to Elmore County, ID  0.54% ($30,263)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bruneau:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KTFI (1270 AM; 5 kW; TWIN FALLS, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRXR (1480 AM; 5 kW; GOODING, ID; Owner: MARIA ELENA JUAREZ)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLIX (1310 AM; 5 kW; TWIN FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bruneau:

  • KTPZ (99.1 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBSJ (91.3 FM; JACKPOT, NV; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bruneau:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)

Bruneau fatal accident list:

Apr 20, 2013 02:01 PM, Sr-51, Lat: 42.30871, Lon: -115.92194, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

Bruneau on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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