Kimberly is a city in Twin Falls County, Idaho. The population was 3,264 at the 2010 census, up from 2,614 in 2000. It is part of the Twin Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Kimberly was founded in 1905. It is named after Peter L. Kimberly, a major investor in the construction of Milner Dam which made commercial irrigation practical in the area.
Kimberly is located at an elevation of 3,924 feet (1,196 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,264 people, 1,123 households, and 835 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,027.3 inhabitants per square mile (782.7/km2). There were 1,190 housing units at an average density of 739.1 per square mile (285.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.7% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.5% of the population.
There were 1,123 households of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.38.
The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 32.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
Since 1924, the Kimberley Golf Club has proudly proven to be one of the most scenic, charming and yes, challenging golf courses in the British Columbia Rocky Mountains. With undulating greens and huge ponderosa pines towering along the fairways, you are in for a true mountain golf experience.
The distance between Kimberly and larger city Twin Falls is only 7 miles, that makes accessible all Twin Falls’ attractions and sight-seeing places available for those who live in Kimberly.
Twin Falls is home to the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), a large community college in the northwestern part of the city. Several Idaho universities, including Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho, offer classes on the CSI campus. The nursing program received money from the 2007-2008 state budget to construct a state of the art nursing facility which complements the nursing program.
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, located in Twin Falls, is a non-profit museum on the main campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA. Its purpose is primarily educational, offering programs to elementary and secondary school students, CSI students, and the adult community of south-central Idaho. The Center collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits anthropological artifacts and natural history specimens with an emphasis on the prehistoric American continents.