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The City of Burley had a population of 11,475 as of July 1, 2021. Burley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burley is located at latitude 42.5357 and longitude -113.7928 in Cassia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burley encompass a land area of 6.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Cassia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,163 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Burley are located in Cassia County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Minidoka County.

The City of Burley has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Burley is located within Burley Division of Cassia County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burley: Commerce.

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Burley, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 11,475 (100%)
Population in Households 11,202 (97.6%)
Population in Families 9,287 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 273 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 1,839
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $49,116
Average Household Income $59,812
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $20,965
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,516 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,509 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $151,202
Average Home Value $192,214
Housing Affordability Index3 193


Total Households 4,026
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,732
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.94% 0.72%
Households 0.9% 0.7%
Families 0.8% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   1.01%

Burley, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burley to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 90th
Population Density # 55 76th
Median Household Income # 157 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 188 83rd
Per Capita Income # 185 19th
Diversity Index # 17 93rd

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