Rexburg, Idaho Take a look at what this community has to offer!
Rexburg - People choose to raise a family and buy a home in Rexburg for a million different reasons. Here are just of few of them listed here:
It is known as America's Family Community
It is home to Brigham Young University-Idaho. A four-year, LDS-owned, private university with over 15,000 students.
Rexburg is host to the Annual International Folk Dance Festival.
Rexburg is situated in the midst of natural wonders: from lakes and rivers, might mountain ranges (the Tetons, the Saw Tooth’s), the nation's first National Park (Yellowstone), world class fly fishing, skiing, off road recreation, hunting and camping, and much more!
Rexburg's History The city takes its name from Ricks, after founder Thomas Edwin Ricks. The city was incorporated in 1883.
Rexburg was severely damaged by the famous Teton Dam Flood of June 1976. The Teton River flowed through northern Rexburg, and left most of the city underwater for several days after the Teton Dam ruptured. The recovery was quickened due to the cooperation of the people within the community. A museum dedicated to the Teton Dam Flood and the history of Rexburg and the area, located in the basement of the Rexburg Tabernacle, has been a major city landmark for decades.
Upon its dedication in February 2008, the Rexburg, Idaho Temple made Rexburg the third city in Idaho with an LDS Temple.
Since the announcement of the transition from Ricks College to Brigham Young University-Idaho the population of Rexburg has grown dramatically.
Rexburg's Population As of the census of 2010, there were 25,484 people, 7,179 households, and 4,925 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,611.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,008.2 /km2). There were 7,617 housing units at an average density of 780.4 per square mile (301.3 /km2).