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Welcome to Castleford ...

The city of Castleford is located in Twin Falls County<1>.


The location of Castleford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Castleford: castle-FORD<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Castleford, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Castleford has a population of 250 people<4> (see below for details).

Castleford is 3,870 feet [1,180 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Castleford is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Castleford lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Castleford, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Area codes for Castleford: (208) & (986)<6>

The ZIP code for Castleford: 83321<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Castleford had an population of 250 people. This is an increase of 10.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Castleford had a population of 226 people. This makes Castleford the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Castleford represents 0.01% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 226 people, the population of Castleford decreased 18.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 277 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Castleford.

Communities Also Named Castleford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Castleford - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Castleford.

Communities near Castleford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Castleford.

  • Buhl
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buhl
    • Buhl is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,524 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buhl <8>
  • Filer
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Filer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filer
    • Filer is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,939 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Filer <8>
  • Wendell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Hollister
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollister have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollister
    • Hollister is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
  • Clover
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover is located in Twin Falls County
  • Hagerman
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
  • Twin Falls
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Falls
    • Twin Falls is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,411 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Falls <8>
  • Jerome
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
    • Jerome is located in Jerome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,106 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome <8>
  • Falls City
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls City
    • Falls City is located in Jerome County
  • Kimberly
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
    • Kimberly is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,161 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberly <8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Castleford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Castleford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Castleford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Castleford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Castleford. See our Newspapers Page for Castleford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castleford ...

Looking for more information about Castleford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Castleford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Castleford.

Adding Castleford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Castleford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Castleford was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Castleford on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1937).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Castleford.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Castleford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Twin Falls County: www.twinfallscounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Twin Falls, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Castleford. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Castleford.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Castleford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Castleford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Castleford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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