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Welcome to Filer ...

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


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


The pronunciation of Filer: FI-lur<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Filer, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1905.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Filer has a population of 2,935 people<4> (see below for details).

Filer is 3,770 feet [1,149 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Filer is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Filer: (208) & (986)<6>

The ZIP code for Filer: 83328<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Filer had an population of 2,935 people. This is an increase of 17.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 81.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Filer had a population of 2,508 people. This makes Filer the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Filer represents 0.16% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,508 people, the population of Filer increased 54.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,620 people).

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

Communities Also Named Filer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Filer - they are located in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Filer ...

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

  • Twin Falls
    (7 miles [11.3 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
    (11 miles [17.7 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>
  • Buhl
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • 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>
  • Kimberly
    (12 miles [19.3 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>
  • Wendell
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Hansen
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hansen
    • Hansen is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,290 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hansen <8>
  • Hollister
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • 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
  • Castleford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleford
    • Castleford is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castleford <8>
  • Clover
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover is located in Twin Falls County
  • Falls City
    (12 miles [19.3 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

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 Filer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Filer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Filer. 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 Filer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Filer. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Filer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Filer ...

Looking for more information about Filer? 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 Filer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Filer.

Adding Filer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Filer 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 Filer was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Filer post office opened in 1905.

We also found Filer mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Filer.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Filer. 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 Filer. 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 Filer.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Filer - 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 Filer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Filer 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.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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