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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.

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 recreational 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 14,469
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,848
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 63%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,691
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $761
Median House Value $169,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 28.3%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 344 $35,000
Idaho Falls 58,374 $52,852
Iona 1,980 $60,750
Rigby 4,011 $34,297
Shelley 4,404 $51,651
Ucon 1,397 $52,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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