Idaho Springs, Colorado

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Idaho Springs, Colorado

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High Points

Idaho Springs strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Idaho Springs Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Idaho Springs Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Idaho Springs Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Idaho Springs, Colorado

Comparing Idaho Springs to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 4
Age of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 5
Female Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 2
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 8 5
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Affordability of Rents 2 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 1 2
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Idaho Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Clear Creek
Standard Zip Codes 80452
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.742
Longitude -105.513

Idaho Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 16 to 37 F
Jul Temp 39 to 64 F
Oct Temp 23 to 44 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 14 to 37 F
Jul Temp 39 to 61 F
Oct Temp 21 to 42 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station GRANT
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 22 to 50 F
Jul Temp 42 to 75 F
Oct Temp 25 to 56 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
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Idaho Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,889 100%
Male 970 51.3%
Female 919 48.7%
Under 18 437 23.1%
18+ 1,452 76.9%
65+ 180 9.5%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,789 94.7%
African-American 14 0.7%
Asian 9 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 1.1%
Other 29 1.5%
Mixed Race 28 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 95 5%

Estimated Idaho Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,807
Growth -82
Growth % -4.3%

Idaho Springs Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22%
Irish 15.3%
English 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 8.2%
Swedish 3.5%
Italian 2.8%
Polish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 2.3%
European 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Norwegian 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
Welsh 1.2%
Russian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Idaho Springs 1,889 $48,790
Black Hawk 118 $52,500
Central City 515 $31,667
Empire 355 $43,750
Georgetown 1,088 $53,333
Nederland 1,394 $60,893
Silver Plume 203 $41,667

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999 County Road 308
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Idaho Springs High Schools (2004)

320 HIGHWAY 103
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 332 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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