Wilder, Idaho

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Wilder is a city in Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 1,462 at the 2000 census. The home of former Idaho State Governor Phil Batt, Wilder is primarily an agricultural community, with onions, hops, seed corn, beans and alfalfa seed among the major crops. Wilder has a meat processing plant, SSI, manufacturing frozen individual serving hamburgers and french fries.

Wilder is part of the Boise CityNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Wilder is located at 43°40′35″N 116°54′36″W / 43.67639°N 116.91°W / 43.67639; -116.91 (43.676451, -116.910122).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is land and 2.56% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 389 households, and 315 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,885.7 people per square mile (1,485.5/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 1,118.9/sq mi (427.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 33.99% White, 0.21% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 62.93% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.40% of the population.

There were 389 households out of which 52.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.76 and the average family size was 4.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 39.2% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

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