Minidoka, Idaho

Minidoka is a city in Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. The population was 129 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Burley, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Today Minidoka is one of Idaho's most strongly Hispanic communities, with over three quarters of the population claiming Hispanic or Latino nationality.


Minidoka is located at (42.753861, -113.489882).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 129 people, 35 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.4 people per square mile (553.4/km²). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 497.5/sq mi (184.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 31.01% White, 1.55% Asian, 64.34% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77.52% of the population.

There were 35 households out of which 62.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 4.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 41.1% under the age of 18, 13.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 130.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $24,063. Males had a median income of $17,813 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $5,727. There were 27.6% of families and 31.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Minidoka is served by the Minidoka County Schools system.

Children are zoned to:

  • Acequia Elementary School (Acequia)
  • East Minico Middle School (Rupert)
  • Minico High School (Unincorporated Minidoka County)


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