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Melba
Canyon County, Idaho

ZipCodes
83641




Page Contents for Melba, Idaho

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Melba is approximately 532 2004, 513 2010.
The approximate number of families is 110 1990, 171 2010.
The amount of land area in Melba is 0.674 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Melba is 0.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Melba to Washington DC is 2190 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Melba is positioned 43.37 degrees north of the equator and 116.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Melba elevation is 2,680 feet above sea level.
Melba median income is $ 31,429 2000.
The Melba median home price is $ 82,500 2000.

Location

in western Idaho about 14 miles from Nampa. Other nearby communities include Kuna, Meridian, Caldwell, Star, Marsing, Middleton and Eagle.
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History & History Related Items

Melba is a small town perched on a bluff overlooking Idaho's great Snake River. The town was settled in the early 1900's, and since the beginning, its economy has revolved around farming. Known by many as the "Seed Heart of America", some of the major crops coming from Melba valley have been sweet corn, beans, sugar beets, alfalfa hay, onion and carrot seed, potatoes, dairy products, and beef cattle.

Many family farms in Melba are now being operated by third and fourth generations. Some surnames, familiar during the last 50 years in Melba are Amos, Arnold, Baird, Ball, Benson, Bradshaw,Brown, Buzzell, Capps, Childs, Cook, Cram, Doser, Freitag, Friddle, Frisch, Fuhriman, Gant, Gardner, Givens, Graham, Greenfield, Griggs, Harris, Haynes, Herman, Hilton, Hoagland, James, Johnson, Kirkland, Leavitt, Matson, McClintick, McKellip, McMahan, Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Muller, Nelson, Olsen, Palmer, Pancheri, Parsons, Peck, Peckham, Peirsol, Pettijohn, Pine, Plummer, Potratz, Proesch, Reineke, Reynolds, Rinebarger, Robinson, Rowen, Seegar, Slonecker, Smith, Stidman, Stokes, Stoural, Swarthout, Webb, Whitten, Yarber and York.

Melba has always been a close knit community with people working together to put on two major events each year, the community auction which benefits many local non-profit organizations, and the 4th of July celebration and parade.
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Melba

Miscellany

The population of Melba was:
1990 - 252
2000 - 439
2004 - 532 estimate

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