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Welcome to Sun Valley ...

The city of Sun Valley is located in Blaine County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Sun Valley: Sun Vly. (or less commonly used: Sun Vally. or Sun Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sun Valley has a population of 1,486 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sun Valley.

Sun Valley is 6,090 feet [1,856 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Sun Valley is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Sun Valley: (208)

The ZIP codes for Sun Valley: 83353-83354<4>

Websites for Sun Valley ...

Official Website: www.sunvalley.govoffice.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sun Valley had an population of 1,486 people. This is an increase of 5.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sun Valley had a population of 1,406 people (or 6.58% of the total population of Blaine County). This makes Sun Valley the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Sun Valley represents 0.09% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,406 people, the population of Sun Valley decreased 1.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,427 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sun Valley.

Communities Also Named Sun Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Sun Valley - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (2), British Columbia, California, Florida, Georgia (3), Maryland (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Tennessee, Texas (4), Virginia (2) and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Sun Valley ...

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

  • Hailey [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hailey
    • Hailey [Blaine County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Sun Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,887 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hailey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hailey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hailey<7>
  • Bellevue [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
    • Bellevue [Blaine County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Sun Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,501 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<7>
  • Triumph [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triumph
    • Triumph [Blaine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Sun Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triumph have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triumph
  • Boulder [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Blaine County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Sun Valley
    • Boulder has also been known as:
    • Boulder Basin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broadford [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadford
      • Broadford [Blaine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Sun Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadford
    • Galena [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Blaine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Sun Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Gannett [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gannett
      • Gannett [Blaine County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the south of Sun Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gannett
    • Magic City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magic City
      • Magic City [Blaine County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the south of Sun Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magic City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magic City
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
      • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Sun Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
    • Picabo [Blaine 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 Sun Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sun Valley.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sun Valley ...

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

Adding Sun Valley to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sun Valley was on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sun Valley on our Genealogy Page.

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About Blaine County

About Idaho

The official website for Sun Valley: www.sunvalley.govoffice.com/

The official website for Blaine County: www.co.blaine.id.us/

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 Blaine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sun Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sun Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Sun Valley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sun Valley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sun Valley includes: 83353 & 83354.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sun Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sun Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6932, Longitude: -114.3536    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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