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The sleepy little bedroom community of Reubens, population around 114, once boasted a citizenry of over 1,500 people.  The zip code area has a population of approximately 163 people.  The population has begun to grow again as businesses have added significant employment opportunities in surrounding cities.

Its claim to fame includes the only railroad “turn around” between Spalding and Grangeville and the only cyclone to hit the Camas Prairie.  The railroad on stilts movies “Break Heart Pass” and “Wild Wild West” were filmed near Reubens. At the time of the opening of the Reservation there were two main roads leading to the Nez Perce Prairie. The first road skirted the western boundary to the Nez Perce reservation en route from Lewiston to Mt. Idaho. The second road was long, but was the one used by Indians as a means to travel southward from the Clearwater River via Lapwai Creek through the forest that was to be found at the top of the grade.  This Indian trail was the same trail that later developed into the water road from Fort Lapwai to the Cottonwood country and to the south.  This was the route taken by most of the homesteaders to travel to the high country prairie as well as the route for them to take their produce to the valley for market.

Employers include Primeland Cooperatives, City of Reubens and Aero Tractor Spray Service.

According to the Census Bureau's On the Map, in 2011 there were 46 people commuting in to Reubens for work and 45 people commuting from Reubens out into othere areas for work.

Reubens Commuter Patterns Visual

Contact Info

for assistance please contact:

Ida-Lew Economic Development


Phone: 208.983.8302


300 W. Main St. Ste 201

Grangeville, ID 83530

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