Hansen, Idaho

According to beautyphoon, Hansen, Idaho is a charming rural community located in Twin Falls County in the south-central part of the state. The population was just over 1,000 people as of the 2010 census. The town was founded in 1882 and named after its first postmaster, John Hansen.

Hansen is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There are several parks nearby, including Hansen Park and Sawtooth National Forest, which offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, fishing and more. The town itself is home to many local businesses including restaurants, shops and cafes.

The climate in Hansen is mild with an average high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months and an average low temperature of 15 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months. The area receives an average annual rainfall of 16 inches each year with snowfall occurring from October through April.

The economy in Hansen primarily revolves around agriculture with local farmers raising crops such as hay, potatoes and corn. Additionally, there are many small businesses located within town that provide goods and services to residents such as automotive repair shops, grocery stores and medical offices.

According to bestitude, Hansen also has plenty to offer when it comes to education opportunities with two elementary schools (K-6) within the city limits along with a middle school (7-8). High school students attend either Twin Falls or Buhl High School depending on their residence while college students can attend either College of Southern Idaho or Brigham Young University-Idaho which are both located nearby in Twin Falls or Rexburg respectively.

For those looking for entertainment options outside of what’s offered within town limits there’s plenty to explore nearby such as Shoshone Falls Park located just 10 miles away or Magic Valley Mall which is about 20 miles away in Twin Falls. Additionally there’s also several golf courses located close by for those looking for a round or two on the green!

Overall Hansen is a great place to live if you’re looking for a small-town atmosphere combined with easy access to outdoor activities and amenities found in larger cities nearby! With its friendly residents and beautiful scenery it’s no wonder why so many choose to call this lovely rural community their home.

Population: 970. Estimated population in July 2020: 961 (-0.9% change)
Males: 480 (49.5%), Females: 490 (50.5%)

Twin Falls County

Zip code: 83334

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $29,125
Median house value: $65,700

Races in Hansen:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

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

Ancestries: German (22.5%), English (15.6%), Irish (12.4%), United States (10.3%), Italian (4.4%), Swedish (3.6%).

Elevation: 4025 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles

Hansen, Idaho


For population 25 years and over in Hansen

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hansen city

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +100 (+11.5%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Hansen:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hansen:

  • JOSLIN FIELD – MAGIC VALLEY RGNL (about 14 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Abbreviation: TWF)
  • FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL (about 67 miles; HAILEY, ID; Abbreviation: SUN)
  • POCATELLO REGIONAL (about 122 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Abbreviation: PIH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hansen:

  • HAZELTON MUNI (about 12 miles; HAZELTON, ID; Abbreviation: U94)
  • JEROME COUNTY (about 17 miles; JEROME, ID; Abbreviation: JER)
  • BUHL MUNI (about 34 miles; BUHL, ID; Abbreviation: U03)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hansen:

  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 13 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,433)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 138 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 149 miles; BOISE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 12,033)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 178 miles; LOGAN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 16,384)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 187 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 200 miles; REXBURG, ID; Full-time enrollment: 8,670)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 209 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)


Public high school in Hansen:

  • HANSEN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 550 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Hansen:

  • HANSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 219 WALNUT WEST; Grades: PK – 06)


Library in Hansen:

  • HANSEN DISTRICT (Operating income: $30,094; Location: 120 W MAPLE AVE; 11,669 books; 98 audio materials; 439 video materials; 23 serial subscriptions)