Wendell, ID Demographics

Population (year 2000): 2,338. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,396 (+2.5% change)
Males: 1,121 (47.9%), Females: 1,217 (52.1%)

Gooding County

Zip code: 83355

Median resident age: 33.2 years
Median household income: $29,390 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,200 (year 2000)

Races in Wendell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.6%)
  • Hispanic (17.5%)
  • Other race (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (17.1%), German (16.0%), United States (9.0%), Irish (8.3%), Swedish (4.3%), Dutch (2.9%).

Elevation: 3435 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wendell

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wendell city

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

7.9% Foreign born (6.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +406 (+21.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wendell:

  • GOODING COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; GOODING, ID)
  • ST BENEDICT’S FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; JEROME, ID)
  • MAGIC VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wendell:

  • JOSLIN FIELD – MAGIC VALLEY RGNL (about 27 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; ID: TWF)
  • FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL (about 58 miles; HAILEY, ID; ID: SUN)
  • BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD (about 118 miles; BOISE, ID; ID: BOI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wendell:

  • GOODING MUNI (about 11 miles; GOODING, ID; ID: GNG)
  • BUHL MUNI (about 15 miles; BUHL, ID; ID: U03)
  • JEROME COUNTY (about 18 miles; JEROME, ID; ID: JER)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wendell:

  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 24 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,433)
  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 117 miles; BOISE, ID; FT enrollment: 12,033)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 166 miles; POCATELLO, ID; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 210 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 220 miles; OGDEN, UT; FT enrollment: 12,112)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 220 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 242 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 2,021)

Schools

Public high school in Wendell:

  • WENDELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 750 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wendell:

  • WENDELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 150 3RD AVENUE EAST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WENDELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 364; Location: 350 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Wendell:

  • SHERBURN SMITH MEMORIAL (Operating income: $31,600; Location: 157 W MAIN; 35,711 books)