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Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Weiser is approximately 4,571 (1990), 5507 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,945 (1990), 2158 (2010).
The amount of land area in Weiser is 5.912 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Weiser is 2.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weiser to Washington DC is 2223 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 59 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weiser is positioned 44.25 degrees north of the equator and 116.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Weiser elevation is 2,130 feet above sea level.
Weiser median income is $ 26,880 (2000).
The Weiser median home price is $ 83,400 (2000).
Weiser average annual precipitation is 12.0 inches peryear.
Weiser average annual snowfall is 22.0 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 27.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 52.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.1 degrees F.


On Hwy 95 on the Oregon border not far from Interstate 84. Other nearby communities include Payette, Fruitland and Cambridge all in Idaho and Ontario, Huntington and Nyssa in Oregon.
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History & History Related Items

The town was named for Sgt. Peter Weiser who was with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Wilson Price Hunt and McDonald McKenzie came to the area in 1811 as the first white men to venture through. They returned in 1818 with trappers to catch Beaver in the Weiser River. The route taken by Hunt later was known as the Oregon Trail. A ferry began operation in 1863, run by R.P. Olds. The ferry was located about ten miles below the mouth of the Weiser River and was known as Oldsferry. Forts were built in this general area and by 1866, steamboats began to operate along the Snake River. The Oregon Short Line railroad arrived in 1884 and in 1899, the P&IN also came, bringing with them more people, supplies and the ability to transport goods and produce more effectively.

The little town was first known as Weiser Bridge, but the bridge portion of the name graduation dropped from use. It then became known as Weiser City. Weiser was incorporated as a village in 1887 and the word, city, was dropped at that time. The rail depot was about a mile from the original town site and soon people referred to that site as the new town and the original town site as the old town. A bad fire in 1890 burned much of the downtown area in the old town. After the fire, the new town began to build up more than the old site. A bridge was built across the Snake River in 1904.

For a history of Weiser, see this history
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Weiser Valley Round-Up & Rodeo
held each year the 2nd week of June.
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Weiser City Government

See the Weiser Website

Weiser Chamber

the Greater Weiser Area Chamber of Commerce
309 State Street Weiser, Idaho 83672
Phone: 208-414-0452
Fax: 208-414-0255

Weiser Organizations

the Greater Weiser Area Chamber of Commerce
309 State Street Weiser, Idaho 83672
Phone: 208-414-0452
Fax: 208-414-0255

Weiser Libraries

Weiser Public Library
628 E 1st Street
Weiser, Idaho
Phone: (208) 549-1243

Weiser Schools

Weiser Schools
The district has four schools (2005) - Two elementary, one middle school and one high school.

Weiser High School
690 W. Indianhead
Weiser, ID 83672
Phone: 208-414-2595 Weiser


The population of Weiser was:
1990 - 4,571
2000 - 5,343
2002 - 5,367

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