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City of Jerome

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City of Jerome

The City of Jerome has a total area of 5.52 square miles and its elevation is 3,763. The population was 10,890 at the 2010 census, up from 7,780 in 2000.

Mayor David Davis and City Administrator, Mike Williams, provide the foundation for leadership that establishes the City of Jerome as business friendly city. A four-member City Council that wants to see responsible growth for Jerome shows great strength.

Industry not directly related to agriculture include but are not limited to: car sales dealerships, grocery stores, farm supply stores, gas & C-stores, banks and financial services, there are a myriad of legal firms, CPAs, insurance companies and other advisors that contribute to the diversified economy that the City of Jerome enjoys.

The City of Jerome has a total area of 5.52 square miles and its elevation is 3,763.  The population was 10,890 at the 2010 census, up from 7,780 in 2000.  Demographic information for the City of Jerome is presented in the demographic page as part of this website. 

Leadership

Mayor David Davis and City Administrator, Mike Williams, provide the foundation for leadership that establishes the City of Jerome as business friendly city.  A four-member City Council that wants to see responsible growth for Jerome shows great strength.

Infrastructure

The City of Jerome infrastructure has its challenges like most cities, however, its Water Supply is more than adequate and its Waste Water processing is well managed with new upgrades completed in 2016 and other upgrades planned for early 2017.  Commercial and industrial water and waste water hookups are handled on a case-by-case basis with a can do attitude.

Diversified Industry

Farming and Agricultural related industries dominate the economy of Jerome, but the city is broadening its economic base in the service sector, manufacturing and retail trade.  Manufacturers, logistics companies and dairy processors will be discussed specifically in other sections of this website.

Industry not directly related to agriculture include but are not limited to: car sales dealerships, most notably Con Paulos, grocery stores, including Ridley’s Markets and Walmart.  Farm Supply stores such as D & B Supply and Western Feed Service.  Gas & C-Stores including Valley Country Store, Maverik, Honkers, and several others.

Banks and Financial Services entities Farmer’s National Bank, Pioneer Federal Credit Union, Wells Fargo Bank, First Federal Savings Bank, US Bank, DL Evans Bank, Edward Jones.

There are a myriad of legal firms, CPAs, insurance companies and other advisors that contribute to the diversified economy that the City of Jerome enjoys.

Community

A Senior Center, new schools and a new Head Start Building have invigorated the community.  Jerome’s downtown serves as a civic and retail center.  Jerome is in an advantageous position, having a relatively compact city center, a diversifying economy, and attractive neighborhoods.  Jerome has a rich architectural heritage which is evident in the city’s downtown, handsome homes, and numerous lava rock structures.  Jerome’s residential construction grew on affordable values while commercial entities sought out accessibility to the interstate highway.

Education

Jerome School District #261 serves western Jerome County.  The Jerome School District has approximately 3,530 students.  Jerome High School has approximately 947 students attending 798 students attend Jerome Middle School, 573 students attend Summit Elementary, 675 students attend Horizon Elementary and approximately 537 students attend Jefferson Elementary.  Jerome High School underwent a major building addition in 2015.

The graduation rate for Jerome County was 84% for the 2013-2014 school year.  Jerome School District’s motto is: “Educating today for tomorrow’s world to succeed in the 21st century, students need to graduate high school equipped with the character, skills and knowledge to successfully enter work or post-secondary training.”

Heritage Academy, a publicly funded charter school, opened their doors for the 2011-2012 school year. Heritage Academy welcomes kindergarteners through 8th grade.  Charter schools are independent schools free to be more innovative and are held accountable for improved Student achievement.

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Medical Services

St. Luke’s Jerome is a 25-bed critical access medical center located in Jerome, Idaho.  St. Luke’s opened in 1952 (formerly as St. Benedicts Hospital), to serve the people of south central Idaho as a primary care facility.  St. Benedicts joined St. Luke’s Health System in 2011.  St. Luke’s Jerome today builds on its proud heritage to meet the challenges of 21st century rural health care.  St. Luke’s Jerome strives to provide the best health care for the entire family.  St. Luke’s Jerome has a strong focus on emergency medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, geriatric care, disease prevention, and wellness of our community.