Caldwell Information

Welcome to Caldwell, Idaho.

A night at the Caldwell Night Rodeo

The city of Caldwell, county seat for Canyon County, sits along the Boise River at the west end of the Treasure Valley in Canyon County. With a population of about 35,000, Caldwell has a rich history of agriculture but is growing as new real estate developments are springing up. Caldwell, as well as the rest of the Treasure Valley, has four distinct seasons with an average of 21 degrees in the winter and 93 degrees in the summer.Caldwell has diverse employment opportunities including farming, industrial, service, retail and government. The Simplot Company has a potato processing plant west of town and is one of the area’s largest employers. Other major employers include West Valley Medical Center and Kit Homebuilders West.True to its roots, Caldwell is home to the nationally ranked Caldwell Night Rodeo. The rodeo is held each August at the Simplot Stadium in northeast Caldwell and draws cowboys from around the world. Crowds approximating 40,000. people attend the 5-night rodeo each year.The College of Idaho, a small, private liberal arts college, is located in downtown Caldwell and is home to nearly 800 undergraduate students. It’s the state’s oldest four-year institution of higher learning. It’s 50-acre park-like campus offers its students a great learning environment. The Whittenberger Planetarium, located on the campus, serves as a community outreach for public and private school field trips.Two school districts serve the residents in and around Caldwell. The Caldwell School District’s mission is “to prepare each student for the challenges of life and to help him or her find a responsible and productive place in society.” Caldwell School District is composed of six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an alternative high school.

The other school district, Vallivue School District serves the outlying areas around Caldwell and Nampa. The district has six elementary school, one middle school and a high school.

Fairview Golf Course and Purple Sage Golf Course are the two public golf courses maintained by the city in the Caldwell area. Fairview is a 9-hole executive course in the downtown area while Purple Sage is an 18-hole course located north of the city.

Caldwell offers shopping, restaurants, service, medical and other services to its residents and makes it a great choice for those needing all of its amenities while enjoying it’s small town charm and historical relevance.

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