Middleton Idaho Real Estate
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Middleton, Idaho - Economic, Demographic and Historical Overview
Property tax rates for Middleton Idaho real estate vary please contact the Canyon County assessor’s office for any questions at 208-454-7431. City property taxes are assessed through the county tax system.
Cost of Living Index 2011
Summary: The greatest index difference is found in housing costs. Middleton has a high percentage per capita of blue collar labor force that represents stability but also lower average wages. This is reflected in smaller and more modest homes on average and lower land values consistent with the homes. This is also reflected in a younger average age of the population and more small children. Transportation costs were noted higher which is consistent with Middleton being a bedroom community for the Boise Market that requires daily commuting out of the community.
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Location: Middleton is located 21 miles west of Boise, the capital of the state of Idaho and the economic hub for the region. Middleton is part of the Boise Metro area that now has the greatest concentration of people between Salt Lake City Utah and Portland Oregon at about 588,000. Middleton is located on the north side of the Boise River and has a view of the Owyhee Mountain Range on the southwest. The community is five miles east of the I-84 Freeway system that connects it to the Boise Metro area. State Hwy 44 also runs through Middleton from the I-84 east over to Boise.
Elevation: 2,398 ft. (731 m.), on average, above sea level
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time, MST, (observes Daylight Savings Time)
Phone Area Code: 208
Zip Code: 83644
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Population of Middleton: ,870 as of 2008 within city limits, a 50.7% increase since 2000
Year 2011 Facts:
Schools & Higher Education
Middleton Schools: http://msd134.org/
Compare ISAT scores for all Idaho Schools: http://www.greatschools.net/test/landing.page?state=ID&tid=76
Compare NAEP scores for Idaho Schools versus national: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/
Education Nation Scorecard for Schools: http://nbcscorecard.greatschools.org/?s_cid=20100928weeklysend
Compare State and Community Report Card: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/ipd/reportcard/SchoolReportCard.asp
Cost per student, grades 1-12, and teacher/student ratio comparison to US average.
None. However, in the greater Boise Area are these Colleges and Universities:
Middleton is located on the Snake River basin plain that crosses, from east to west, the south end of the State of Idaho. Middleton is on the west end of the valley at an average elevation of about 2,398 feet above sea level and borders the Boise River on the south end. This is considered a high desert area with most of the moisture occurring and collecting in the surrounding mountains and then being transferred into the valley by creeks, streams and rivers. These waterways provide the irrigation water used by farmers across the whole south end of the state.
Prior to becoming a city, settlers following the Oregon Trail were using the Middleton location as early as 1854. The first historical note was of the Ward Massacre of August 20, 1854, when a group of Indians, about 60 in number, came across a small wagon train of about 20 "whites" including women and children. This was just a few miles south of Middleton on the old Oregon Trail route. There was regular movement of immigrants between Fort Boise to the west and Fort Hall to the east at the time along the trail. Both forts had been established and manned by the Hudson’s Bay trading company much earlier. After the massacre both forts were closed, and settlers started traveling through armed to the teeth and usually with military escort.
It appears the trouble started when the Indians began trading horses, Indian style, which included stealing or just taking horses if they felt they could. The settlers also returned this action by taking horses from the other side. At one point a brave raised his long rifle, probably just to point and was shot down by a settler who thought he was in danger. The battle then came quickly with a full attack. Most of the settlers, not experienced with battle, ran and hid in the wagons instead of standing to fight. The few that did stand were over whelmed quickly and then those hiding were drug out and killed on the spot. The women and children were also taken, violated and murdered, with the children being burned with the wagons, reportedly still alive when going into the flames. This so colored the relationship with the natives that both forts were closed, troops brought in and acts of inappropriate retribution happened for a year or more after the battle by settlers. The specific natives were never captured or even identified.
In 1863 the town site was parceled out by William N. Montgomery, in 1866 a post office and stage stop set up. A water powered grist mill was put in 1871. In 1872, there was a flood on the Boise River that carved a new channel creating an island where the original town site was located. Because of water issues, the town site was moved in 1880 to its current location north of the Boise River. By date, Middleton was one of the oldest settlements in the state because of its location on the Oregon Trail even though it was not incorporated until 1910. It has had positive average growth since then and is now one of the jewels of the "Treasure Valley."
Middleton is part of the greater Boise economic region of Southwest Idaho, referred to as the "Treasure Valley" due to its agriculturally based wealth, made possible by irrigation and mild climate. Boise is the economic and political hub of this region being the capital of the state, the largest city in the state and the primary source of non- agriculturally based jobs for the region.
Middleton still has a primary economic base of agriculture. It has become a major satellite or bedroom community location for the Boise market. This change came mainly through the introduction of clean industries, such as Hewlett Packard and Micron Technologies, in the last 20 years. Boise and the surrounding areas have also become a hub for transportation and storage, higher education, communication call centers, medical services and most other major demographic factors that allow clean and sustained growth.
Middleton is located in Canyon County. It is the third largest city in the. The population of Middleton doubled in the last 10 years, primarily due to non-agricultural related regional growth as noted with most of the new Middleton growth being based on residential development. Middleton is most closely located and related to Caldwell, the county seat and Caldwell, Middleton and Nampa city limits have all connected at least within the impact areas around each community. Caldwell, with a population of 40,000 and Nampa at 80,000 and then Middleton at 5,900 constitutes the second largest concentration of people in the state only surpassed by the adjacent Ada County where Boise is located. The City governments are separate, but there is good cooperation between the communities in every aspect of physical and political infrastructure. Middleton is beginning to establish itself as a full service community due to the increase in population and has a new sewer system in planning that would allow for growth up to 30,000 people total within the community.
Most major purchases, services and higher education etc., though located within 30 miles, are still outside the community. The Communities small town-feel but convenient location has made it an attractive spot for families and others. Top end small acreage properties developing outside the community have begun to put Middleton on the "place to live" residential map in a five county area that supports the Boise market.
Whatever your reasons for coming to Middleton, it can be considered a good choice and one of the positive puzzle pieces that make up the "Treasure Valley" whose real treasure has always been its people. Trust the experts at Stewart Realty, LLC to help you find your own piece of Middleton Idaho real estate.
Still unsure about where you want to move? Keep reading about Middleton Idaho or check out other city pages to find the area of the Treasure Valley that best fits your needs. This site also has up to date information from the Boise MLS on available homes in the area so you can find the perfect home.
Middleton is part of a river valley that runs across southern Idaho at a relatively low elevation. This is a high desert area of low precipitation in the valleys and high rates of sunshine. Most snow fall occurs in the surrounding mountain ranges from November to February which fills the rivers, creeks and streams that run to the valley in the spring time as it melts. The valley does get some snow but on average it is light and infrequent.
Middleton's climate is warm during summer when day time temperatures tend to be in the 80's and 90's and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30's. The cold months are November through February and the warmest months July and August. Temperature shifts from day to night can be extreme primarily during the hottest summer days that cool off after sunset. This is a full four season location with a comparatively mild climate proven ideal for farming, recreation and just living. The annual average precipitation at Middleton is 8.21 inches. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year but on average is wetter during the spring and fall seasons. September is usually the wettest month on average at 1.58 inches.
There over twenty AM and FM radio stations located in the Boise Valley that reaches Middleton that includes multiple NPR stations.
This area has full access to traditional, cable, dish and online TV stations with Boise being regional communication hub for most TV and radio outlets. Fiber optic lines are being extended to residential areas to provide the highest speed data transfers available.
The largest airport, the Boise Regional airport, is about 25 miles east and is the regional hub for air travel. There are not smaller airports located in Middleton.
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Data summary by: Tim Hogg, Minuteman Land Valuation, LLC Certified Residential Appraiser