Ammon, Idaho

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Ammon, Idaho

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Ammon Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Ammon People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Ammon Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ammon Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Ammon College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Ammon, Idaho

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 10
People Above Poverty 7 10
People in Middle Class or Better 6 10
Median Family Income 6 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Ammon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,187 100%
Male 3,046 49.2%
Female 3,141 50.8%
Under 18 2,248 36.3%
18+ 3,939 63.7%
65+ 593 9.6%
Median Age 28.8
Average Family Size 3.62
White 5,930 95.8%
African-American 17 0.3%
Asian 35 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 0.4%
Other 101 1.6%
Mixed Race 72 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 193 3.1%

Estimated Ammon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,925
Growth 4,738
Growth % 76.6%

Ammon 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
English 29.5%
German 14.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 11.4%
Danish 6.3%
Scottish 4.4%
Irish 3.6%
Swedish 3.6%
Italian 3.3%
Norwegian 1.7%
Swiss 1.3%
European 1.3%
British 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
French Canadian 0.5%
Basque 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ammon 6,187 $51,544
Basalt 419 $38,542
Idaho Falls 50,730 $47,431
Iona 1,201 $42,692
Rigby 2,998 $36,417
Shelley 3,813 $41,223
Ucon 943 $41,250
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