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The population of Payette is approximately 7,298 (2000), 7433 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,270 (1990), 2816 (2010).

The amount of land area in Payette is 5.74 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Payette is 3.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Payette to Washington DC is 2219 miles. The distance to the Idaho state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Payette is positioned 44.07 degrees north of the equator and 116.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Payette elevation is 2,150 feet above sea level.
Payette median income is $29,375 (2000).

The Payette median home price is $79,500 (2000).

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Payette location: on the Oregon-Idaho border at the confluence of the Snake and Payette Rivers, across from the city of Ontario, Oregon. Other nearby communities include Fruitland, New Plymouth, Weiser, Parma and Notus, all in Idaho. Also nearby across the border in Oregon are Nyssa and Vale.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Payette is moderate. The winters are usually cold but without extremely cold weather. They are usually dry for the most part. Summers tend to be warm, again with few extremely hot temperatures. Summers also tend to be on the dry side.
Payette average annual precipitation is 10.9 inches per year.
Payette average annual snowfall is 21.5 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

Payette history:

Early times brought many miners, explorers and pioneers through the area. Homesteaders quickly followed with irrigation and agriculture following. A base campe for the ORegon Shortline Railraod was constructed here in the mid 1800's. The camp, named Boomerang, was renamed Payette for Fancois Payette, the first settler here. The community grew rapidly bringing business, beautiful homes and many buildings. The valley became famous for its fruit and row crop farming.

Payette was incorporated in 1891 and was named the county seat of Payette County in 1917.
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Payette attractions:

Payette Swim Completx
A year-round facility with many options for play, classes and instruction.
Phone: 208-642-6030

Apple Blossom Festival
held each year in May
Carnival, food and game booths, arts and crafts, a community yard sale, pretty baby contest, a rodeo, a talent show, entertainment and a fun run are only a few of the many events taking place each year at the Festival. This event has occurred for over 75 years!

Payette County Historical Museum
90 South 9th Street.
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, Noon to 4:00 P.M.
Phone: 208-642-4883

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