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Rural Cities: Eden & Hazelton

Each of the cities are can be accessed by two freeway exits slightly north of Interstate 84.

Both Cities enjoy the nearby Wilson Lake Reservoir – a 600-acre multi-recreational site with water sports galore!

The Cities are also served by the Eastern Idaho Railroad that passes through the center of each of the towns on the way to Minidoka, Idaho were the line merges with the Union Pacific Railroad.

The Cities of Eden and Hazelton are only six miles apart from each other with rich farm lands surrounding them. Land is their richest asset. These cities are both about 18-21 miles from the City of Jerome, Idaho, 18-21 miles away from Burley, Idaho, and Twin Falls, Idaho is only 13-15 miles from Eden and Hazelton. With these distances, Eden and Hazelton must support their commerce independently.

Besides Agriculture, Dairy, and Cattle Ranching, the primary employer located between the two cities is Standlee Hay / Standlee Premium Western Forage. Standlee distributes its forage products worldwide. Some of the residents of these two cities drive to Twin Falls, Burley, or Jerome for work.

Each of the cities are can be accessed by two freeway exits slightly north of Interstate 84.  Both Cities enjoy the nearby Wilson Lake Reservoir – a 600-acre multi-recreational site with water sports galore!

The Cities are also served by the Eastern Idaho Railroad that passes through the center of each of the towns on the way to Minidoka, Idaho were the line merges with the Union Pacific Railroad.

The City of Eden city has a total area of 0.32 square miles of land.  As of the census] of 2010, there were 405 people, 160 households, and 105 families residing in the city. There were 180 housing units.

The racial makeup of the city was 75.8% White, 21.7% from other races, including Hispanic or Latino.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% 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 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,339, and the median income for a family was $28,333. The per capita income for the city was $16,948.

The City of Hazelton has a total area of 0.38 square miles.  As of the census] of 2010, there were 753 people, 254 households, and 187 families residing in the city. There were 272 housing units at an average density of 735.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 74.9% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 22.0% from other races, including. Hispanic or Latino.

The median age in the city was 31.2 years. 33.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,596, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $30,132 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,215.

Image courtesy of North Side Journal
Image courtesy of North Side Journal