Things to Do Around Oakley
Whether you are staying or passing by, there are several activities to do in Oakley town. Some popular tourist activities include rock climbing, hiking and picnic at the City of Rocks National Reserve. You can also enjoy a delicious steak at Almo Inn or sample artisan bread at Kissiani Restaurant Brewery in nearby Burley. Other activities include fishing at Oakley Reservoir, hiking into Independence Lakes and hunting or riding ATVs around Trapper Creek or Cottonwood area. If you enjoy outdoor recreation, there’s an abundance of it & endless exploration just a stone’s throw away from Oakley.
Some History of Oakley, Idaho
Ranchers and Mormon immigrants founded Oakley back in 1878. You can still find old stone and brick buildings built as far back as 1883. The historical museum also chronicles the history of the town and neighboring city of Rocks. Oakley got its name in 1882 from William Oakley, one of the first people to settle and form a community in the area. The town also has natural reserves and some old reminders of how transformed the neighboring cities have become.
Jobs around Oakley
[[Oakley economy is good considering the size of the area. The unemployment rate is 2.2%, which lower than the US average (3.9%). The rural town experienced a 0.8% increase in the job market and the growth is projected to reach 35% in the next ten years. The sale tax rate is 6.0%, which is lower than the US average (7.3%). The income tax rate is 7.4%, which is higher than the 4.6% US average. The average income salary of residents is $15,112 per year, while the median household income is $38,295. Agriculture, forestry, education services and retail are the principal occupations. Many residents commute to Burley for work. There’s also the local Oakley rock quarries which employ countless residents & migrant workers seasonally (and some year-round), have been around for decades and supply stone around the world.