- Gooding, Idaho
official_name = Gooding, Idaho
map_caption = Location in Gooding County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Gooding
established_title = Established
established_date = 1907
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1908
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 3.6
area_land_km2 = 3.6
area_water_km2 = 0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.4
area_land_sq_mi = 1.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3384
population_density_km2 = 950.2
population_density_sq_mi = 2461.0
timezone = Mountain
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = Mountain
utc_offset_DST = -6
latd = 42
latm = 56
lats = 14
latNS = N
longd = 114
longm = 42
longs = 49
longEW = W
elevation_m = 1089
elevation_ft = 3573
postal_code = 83330
area_code = 208
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 16-32140
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0399894
website = [http://www.goodingidaho.org www.goodingidaho.org]
footnotes = Gooding is the
county seatand largest city of Gooding County, Idaho, United States.GR|6 Its population was 3,384 at the 2000 census.
The city is named for
Frank R. Gooding, a local sheeprancher who became a prominent political figure in Idaho in the early 20th Century, serving as both Governor of Idahoand a United States Senator. The original name of Gooding was Toponis.
Gooding is home to the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind.
The world's largest factory for barrel cheese, the raw product for
processed cheese, is located in Gooding. It has a capacity of 120,000 metric tons per year of barrel cheese and belongs to the Glanbiagroup [ "Zuivelzicht" April 25, 2007] .
Gooding is located at coor dms|42|56|14|N|114|42|49|W|city (42.937097, -114.713480),GR|1 near the confluence of the
Big Wood Riverand Little Wood River, which form the Malad River
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,384 people, 1,304 households, and 842 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 2,461.0 people per square mile (946.8/km²). There were 1,397 housing units at an average density of 1,016.0/sq mi (390.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.51% White, 0.15% African American, 1.60% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 5.97% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.80% of the population.
There were 1,304 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,316, and the median income for a family was $33,309. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $16,926 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $13,752. About 12.4% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.
There are five schools based in Gooding; four in the Gooding Joint School District and the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind. Petitions to build a charter school are in the legistlature. [ [http://www.magicvalley.com/articles/2007/11/15/news/local_state/124781.txt Times-News: Magicvalley.com, Twin Falls, ID ] ]
Gooding Joint School District
The Gooding Joint School District operates four schools: Gooding Elementary School, Gooding Middle School, Gooding Accelerated Learning Center, and Gooding High School. [ [http://www.goodingschools.org/schools.aspx Gooding Joint School District #231 ] ]
There are approximately 1300 students in the district.
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
The Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, ISDB, was first established in 1906 in Boise and operated there until it burned down on December 8, 1908. The Idaho Legislature passed an act on March 16, 1909 establishing a permanent state school. Governor Frank Gooding donated land for the ISDB so it was moved to Gooding and started accepting students in September 1910. [ [http://www.isdb.idaho.gov/history.htm ISDB History ] ]
The school covers a 40 acre area and provides dormitories for many of its students and has other facilities, such as a gymnasium and park. [ [http://www.goodingidaho.org/Schools/schools.html Schools ] ] [ [http://www.isdb.idaho.gov/residential.htm Cottage Program ] ]
Because of the decline in enrollment the Idaho Legislature is considering moving the school to another location. [ [http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/ope/publications/reports/r0503.htm OPE Report 0503 ] ]
* [http://www.goodingidaho.org/ City of Gooding]
* [http://www.goodingschools.org/ Gooding Joint School District]
* [http://www.isdb.idaho.gov/ Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind] website
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