|Median Family Income (2016 dollars)||$29,129||$56,922||$53,954|
|Per capita income (2016 dollars)||$15,544||$23,087||$28,555|
|Median single family home cost||$138,738||$172,200||$175,100|
Emmett Zip Codes:
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State sales tax rate: 6.0%
State income tax rate: progressive tax range from 1.6% to 7.8% based on taxable income
County property tax rate:http://www.co.gem.id.us/assessor/default.htm
Property tax rates for Emmett Idaho real estate vary please contact the Gem County assessor’s office for any questions at 208-365-2982. City property taxes are assessed through the county tax system.
|US Average = 100 for all indicators|
Summary: The most significant differences in index to Boise is lower housing costs, which is consistent with a more modest community of older smaller homes. New home prices are very close, on average, between locations. Food prices are showing slightly lower but this is a function of a lower average income not lower food prices, i.e. buying different types of food based on cost consideration.
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Location: Emmett is located 30 miles northwest of Boise, the capital of the state of Idaho and the economic hub for the region. Emmett is on the east end of the lower Payette River Valley, is adjacent to the Payette River on the north side of town, is below and to the west of the Black Canyon Dam and Reservoir, is south of Squaw Butte Mountain and is the county seat and only incorporated City in Gem County. The city lays at the bottom of this beautiful valley which is defined by canyon walls and steep hills on the south and east and gently sloping hills to the north and an open valley to the west.
Elevation: 2,362 ft. (720 m.), on average, above sea level
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time, MST, (observes Daylight Savings Time)
Phone Area Code: 208
Zip Code: 83617
Local Map: Click Here
Emmett Schools: http://www.emmettschools.org/
Idaho School Performance Data 2013 Star Ratings (PDF)
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/
Cost per student, grades 1-12, and teacher/student ratio comparison to US average.
|teacher ratio||1 to 18||1 to 19.4|
|%High school grad||80.3%||84.14%|
|%4 year college grad||15.6%||25.42%|
None. However, in the greater Boise Area are these Colleges and Universities:
Emmett is located on the Snake River basin plain that covers most of the south end of the State of Idaho. Emmett is part of a tributary valley, referred to as the lower Payette River Valley that flows into and becomes part of the larger Treasure Valley where Boise, Nampa and Caldwell are located. The Treasure Valley got its name because of its economic prosperity. The Treasure Valley system runs from Vale, Oregon on the west to Boise, Idaho on the east. It was formerly known as the "Lower Snake River Valley or Boise River Valley" until 1959 when the name was changed. The lower Payette River valley parallels the Treasure Valley about straight north of Boise then joins into it near the Snake River and Idaho/Oregon border. Near the middle of the valley and the Idaho/Oregon border, five rivers, the Boise, the Payette, the Weiser, the Malheur and the Owyhee drain into the larger Snake River.
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. The Black Canyon diversion dam just east of Emmett collects these waters from the Payette River and transfers them to canals that run the length of the valley over to the Snake River. Some of this water is also diverted south into the Middleton area in the Treasure Valley. These waterways, using diversion dams and canals, provide the irrigation water used by farmers across most of the south end of the state.
Emmett's location sprang to life in the earliest years of Idaho. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition passed through the Treasure Valley following the Boise River west. In 1811, the Astorian Expedition under Wilson Price Hunt came through on the same route and explored parts of what was later to become the Oregon Trail route. Shortly after this a fort was established for fur traders on the west end of the valley between where the Boise and Payette Rivers flow into the Snake River. It was named Fort Boise. The Payette River, which flows through Emmett, was named after Francois Payette, a fur trader put in charge of this fort in about 1818. In 1834, Fort Boise was taken over and upgraded by the Hudson Bay fur trading company. Though fur traders passed through Emmett, as most trade routes followed the rivers in the early days, it did not become a permanent settlement until the 1860's when gold was discovered in the Boise Basin to the east of Emmett. At that time Emmett became a stage and pack train outpost and also a river crossing point as it became an intersection point for east/west and north/south trails through the area.
In 1843, settlers began crossing through the area on the Oregon Trail toward the west coast of Oregon, but few stayed until mining sparked life into the area. In 1863, the same year Idaho became a territory, a ferry was put in to expedite the crossing process by Nathaniel Martin and Jonathan Smith. In the early days Emmett was first called Martinsville, but then was later renamed by the local postmaster, Thomas Cahalan, using his son's first name Emmett. In 1864, the first store and gristmill was put up by "Doc" Burdge when he and his family came to this location. The old mill stones can still be seen in Emmett's community park next to the Payette River. Miners and pack trains flowed in and out of the Boise Basin through Boise and Emmett at this time. This time period was during the Civil War with Idaho being made a territory of the Union in 1863. The precious ores became paramount in funding the war effort.
In 1874 the first railroad reached Idaho on the west end of the valley and by 1884 the basic system was completed. In 1890 Idaho became the 43rd state. Though agriculture had been developed earlier on by small diversion projects off the rivers, in order to grow crops and livestock to supply the mines, it did not become a major industry until after rail access was available linking larger markets and larger irrigation projects were developed.
In 1905, a diversion dam and canals were built about 15 miles northeast of the current Black Canyon Dam. In about 1909 power lines, which had been linked to the mines, were diverted through Emmett and in 1924 the Bureau of Reclamation completed the Black Canyon Dam above Emmett. With water, came permanent settlers to farm the rich soil and the community was born.
Emmett was incorporated in 1909 and is still the only incorporated community in the county. Emmett is the county seat and economic center for Gem County. Today Emmett is considered a full service community except for higher education, which can be found within 30 miles in Boise to the south. It has a K-12 school system, small hospital and most other services available. In recent years, though it has an agriculture, orchard, ranching and industrial base, it has become a bedroom location for the larger Boise market. Most of the new growth in the last 20 years originates in the larger market.
Emmett 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 location for non- agriculturally based jobs in the region. Recent growth has come mainly through the introduction of clean industries, such as Hewlett Packard and Micron Technologies, in the last 20 years. Emmett 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. 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.
Whatever your reasons for coming to Emmett, 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 Emmett Idaho real estate.
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Emmett is part of the, lower Payette river valley that runs from Emmett on the east to the Snake River on the west where it combines with the Treasure or lower Snake River Valley. 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.
Emmett'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 December 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 Emmett is 13.81 inches. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year but on average is wetter during the spring and fall seasons. January is usually the wettest month on average at 1.72 inches.
There over twenty AM and FM radio stations located in the Boise Valley that reaches Melba 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 35 miles northeast and is the regional hub for air travel. There is a smaller airport, for small charter and private planes, located just southwest of Emmett near the community golf course.
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