Payette, Idaho

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Payette, Idaho
City
Location of Payette, Idaho
Location of Payette, Idaho
Coordinates: 44°4′31″N 116°55′48″W / 44.07528°N 116.93000°W / 44.07528; -116.93000Coordinates: 44°4′31″N 116°55′48″W / 44.07528°N 116.93000°W / 44.07528; -116.93000
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyPayette
Government
 • MayorJeff Williams (2009- )
Area[1]
 • Total3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)
 • Land3.85 sq mi (9.97 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation2,149 ft (655 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total7,433
 • Estimate (2012[3])7,451
 • Density1,930.6/sq mi (745.4/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code83661
Area code(s)208
FIPS code16-61300
GNIS feature ID0397983
Websitepayette.govoffice.com
 
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Payette, Idaho
City
Location of Payette, Idaho
Location of Payette, Idaho
Coordinates: 44°4′31″N 116°55′48″W / 44.07528°N 116.93000°W / 44.07528; -116.93000Coordinates: 44°4′31″N 116°55′48″W / 44.07528°N 116.93000°W / 44.07528; -116.93000
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyPayette
Government
 • MayorJeff Williams (2009- )
Area[1]
 • Total3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)
 • Land3.85 sq mi (9.97 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation2,149 ft (655 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total7,433
 • Estimate (2012[3])7,451
 • Density1,930.6/sq mi (745.4/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code83661
Area code(s)208
FIPS code16-61300
GNIS feature ID0397983
Websitepayette.govoffice.com

Payette is a city in and the county seat of Payette County, Idaho, United States.[4] The population was 7,433 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Ontario, OR−ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The settlement was originally named "Boomerang," a construction camp for the Oregon Short Line from 1882-84 at the mouth of the Payette River. Logs were floated down the river to the sawmills at the camp to produce railroad ties. After completion of the railroad, the settlement moved upstream to its present site and incorporated in 1891 as "Payette," to honor François Payette, a French-Canadian fur trapper and one of the first white men to explore the area. He arrived in present-day Idaho from Astoria and was later the head of the Fort Boise trading post for the British Hudson's Bay Company from 1835-44. A large merry man, Payette was highly regarded for his helpful assistance to the many travelers who came through the fort. After his retirement in 1844, he returned to Montreal, but the rest of his life is a mystery.[6]

Payette County was created in 1917, partitioned from Canyon County, and the city of Payette became the county seat.

Geography[edit]

Payette is located at 44°4′31″N 116°55′48″W / 44.07528°N 116.93000°W / 44.07528; -116.93000 (44.075175, -116.929928),[7] at an elevation of 2,149 feet (655 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.86 square miles (10.00 km2), of which, 3.85 square miles (9.97 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890396
190061455.1%
19101,948217.3%
19202,43324.9%
19302,6187.6%
19403,32226.9%
19504,03221.4%
19604,45110.4%
19704,5211.6%
19805,44820.5%
19905,5922.6%
20007,05426.1%
20107,4335.4%
source:[5][8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,433 people, 2,816 households, and 1,910 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,930.6 inhabitants per square mile (745.4/km2). There were 3,095 housing units at an average density of 803.9 per square mile (310.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.6% White, 0.2% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 7.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.3% of the population.

There were 2,816 households of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 7,054 people, 2,619 households, and 1,841 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,087.2 people per square mile (805.8/km²). There were 2,834 housing units at an average density of 838.6 per square mile (323.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.43% White, 0.09% African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.67% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.78% of the population.

There were 2,619 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $36,944. Males had a median income of $28,762 versus $19,781 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,826. About 11.4% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Payette experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, moist winters and hot, dry summers.

Climate data for Payette (1971–2000)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)36.7
(2.6)
45.8
(7.7)
57.7
(14.3)
66.1
(18.9)
74.3
(23.5)
82.4
(28)
90.8
(32.7)
89.6
(32)
80.1
(26.7)
67.6
(19.8)
50.1
(10.1)
38.7
(3.7)
65.0
(18.3)
Average low °F (°C)19.5
(−6.9)
24.9
(−3.9)
31.8
(−0.1)
37.7
(3.2)
45.9
(7.7)
53.2
(11.8)
58.9
(14.9)
57.3
(14.1)
48.1
(8.9)
37.1
(2.8)
28.6
(−1.9)
21.3
(−5.9)
38.7
(3.7)
Precipitation inches (mm)1.46
(37.1)
1.24
(31.5)
1.10
(27.9)
0.80
(20.3)
0.97
(24.6)
0.73
(18.5)
0.32
(8.1)
0.32
(8.1)
0.46
(11.7)
0.63
(16)
1.43
(36.3)
1.60
(40.6)
11.06
(280.7)
Source: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [10]

Notable people[edit]

Points of interest[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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ a b quickfacts.census.gov - Payette, Idaho, 2010, accessed 2011-12-10
  6. ^ "Idaho for the Curious", by Cort Conley, ©1982, ISBN 0-9603566-3-0, p.549-550
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 97.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 

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