Hailey, Idaho

According to Harvardshoes, Hailey, Idaho is a small city located in the central part of the state, about 15 miles south of Sun Valley. With a population of just over 8,000 people, Hailey is the largest city in Blaine County and one of the fastest growing cities in Idaho. The city was originally founded in 1879 by miners and settlers looking for gold and silver deposits along the Wood River Valley.

The town itself has a charming downtown area with several shops and restaurants, as well as an old-fashioned movie theater. Hailey is also home to an array of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, camping and skiing at nearby Sun Valley Ski Resort. The city also hosts a number of festivals throughout the year including an annual rodeo and potato festival.

The climate in Hailey is generally mild with hot summers and cold winters. Average temperatures range from highs of about 85 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months to lows around 20 degrees Fahrenheit during winter months. The area receives an average snowfall of around 50 inches per year making it ideal for snow sports like skiing and snowboarding.

According to Health-beauty-guides, Hailey offers a variety of educational opportunities for residents including public schools within its boundaries including Wood River Middle School, Wood River High School and Community School K-8th grade. There are also numerous private schools in the area such as Sts Peter & Paul Catholic School, Rocky Mountain Academy and Sage International School which offer various educational options for students.

In addition to its educational opportunities, Hailey offers plenty to do for those looking to explore or just relax. Popular attractions include Sawtooth National Forest which features hundreds of miles of trails perfect for hiking or camping; Bald Mountain which provides stunning views; Silver Creek Preserve which is home to some amazing bird watching locations; Galena Summit which offers some incredible skiing; as well as many other outdoor activities like golfing or horseback riding around town.

Overall Hailey provides something special that can’t be found anywhere else – small town charm combined with all the amenities found in larger cities! It’s no wonder why so many people choose to call this beautiful place home.

Population: 6,200. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,583 (+22.3% change)
Males: 3,094 (49.9%), Females: 3,106 (50.1%)

Blaine County

Zip code: 83333

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $51,347
Median house value: $200,300

Races in Hailey:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.5%)
  • Hispanic (12.0%)
  • Other race (7.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

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

Ancestries: German (21.3%), English (16.7%), Irish (15.3%), United States (6.6%), Italian (4.9%), Swedish (3.8%).

Elevation: 5329 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Hailey, Idaho


For population 25 years and over in Hailey

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hailey city

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

9.9% Foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 2.0% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,460 (+65.8%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Hailey:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hailey:

  • FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL (about 2 miles; HAILEY, ID; Abbreviation: SUN)
  • JOSLIN FIELD – MAGIC VALLEY RGNL (about 74 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Abbreviation: TWF)
  • POCATELLO REGIONAL (about 127 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Abbreviation: PIH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hailey:

  • MAGIC RESERVOIR (about 18 miles; HAILEY, ID; Abbreviation: U93)
  • CAREY (about 30 miles; CAREY, ID; Abbreviation: U65)
  • TWIN BRIDGES (about 33 miles; KETCHUM, ID; Abbreviation: U61)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hailey:

  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 69 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,433)
  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 135 miles; BOISE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 12,033)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 151 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 182 miles; REXBURG, ID; Full-time enrollment: 8,670)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 211 miles; LOGAN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 16,384)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 229 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-MISSOULA (about 249 miles; MISSOULA, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,112)


Public high schools in Hailey:

  • WOOD RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 867; Location: 1050 FOX ACRES ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SILVER CREEK ALTERNATIVE SCH (Students: 32; Location: 12 WEST CARBONATE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Hailey:

  • WOOD RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 900 2ND AVENUE NORTH; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HAILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 520 SOUTH 1ST AVENUE; Grades: 02 – 05)

Private primary/middle school in Hailey:

  • WOODRIVER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: PO BOX 3381; Grades: KG – 11)


Library in Hailey:

  • HAILEY PUBLIC (Operating income: $248,939; Location: 7 W CROY ST; 25,698 books; 600 audio materials; 350 video materials; 90 serial subscriptions)