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Overview

Introduction to Ammon, Idaho

Ammon, Idaho, in Bonneville county, is 4 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center) and 443 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of 6,187.

Ammon History

Ammon was incorporated in 1905. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints founded the city. In 1888, the area was made a ward in the church. Originally, it was named as South Iona. Bishop William Rawson renamed the place to Ammon, based on a figure in the Book of Mormon. In its early years, Ammon was an agricultural center. In 1963 it gained the status of a second class city under Idaho law.

Ammon and nearby Attractions

  • Bonneville County Historical Museum
  • Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum
  • Museum of Idaho
  • Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Targhee - Caribou National Forest
  • Tautphas Park Zoo

Things To Do In Ammon

Tourists can visit the Collector's Corner Museum, Bonneville County Historical Museum, and Museum of Idaho. The Curlew Park and the McCowin Park are also worth taking a look around. At Camas National Wildlife Refuge visitors can observe peregrine falcons, trumpeter swan, and bald eagles. One can also plan a day trip to the Tautphas Park Zoo. Apart from these, the city of Ammon also organizes a number of recretional events throughout the year.

Ammon Transportation

The nearest airport is Idaho Falls Regional Airport.

Ammon Higher Education

Residents can pursue higher education from Ricks College, Idaho State University, Utah State University, and Weber State University.

People

Total Population 14,257
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,785
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 62.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $36,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,082

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,375
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $770
Median House Value $167,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 27.1%
Irish 10%

Ammon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 443 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Bonneville
Standard Zip Codes 83406
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.469
Longitude -111.965

Ammon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IDAHO FALLS 2 ESE
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches
Station REXBURG RICKS COLLEGE
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station BLACKFOOT 1 SE
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 62 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ammon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beachs Corner (83401)

Bone (83401)

Coltman (83401)

Grant (83401)

Hillview (83401)

Lincoln (83401)

New Sweden (83401)

Osgood (83401)

Saint Leon (83401)

Shelton (83401)

Taylor (83401)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basalt 360 $36,250
Idaho Falls 57,935 $53,214
Iona 1,986 $61,136
Rigby 4,007 $43,304
Shelley 4,428 $50,493
Ucon 1,546 $56,458
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