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Overview

Introduction to Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville county, is located 446 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of approximately 50,730.

Idaho Falls History

Idaho Falls was the site of Taylor's Crossing. This was a timber frame bridge that was constructed across the Snake River. The town that emerged at this site was originally named as Eagle Rock, after the rock island in the river. This was the nesting place for many eagles. This little town at the wooden bridge flaunted regular train service. Thus, it became the site for railroad's buildings and shops. The town became Idaho Falls in 1891. The city was named after the rapids that were present below the bridge.

Idaho Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Skyline Shopping Center
  • Anares Park
  • Rhinehart Park
  • Eagle Rock Art Museum
  • Funland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls has several parks and playgrounds including the Curley Park, Central Park, Rhinehart Park, and Highland Park. Shopping is great fun at the Grand Teton Mall and Skyline Shopping Center. Visitors can also experience the Eagle Rock Art Museum and the Museum of Idaho. The Funland Amusement Park is ideal for spending a family day out. The city of Idaho Falls hosts numerous festivals like the Art Festival and Snake River Fiber Fair every year.

Idaho Falls Transportation

Idaho Falls Regional Airport is the closest airport.

Idaho Falls Higher Education

The Eastern Idaho Technical College is located in the city. Other institutes that provide facilities for higher education include Ricks College and Idaho State University.

People

Total Population 58,374
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 25,423
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,716
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,834

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,852
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $696
Median House Value $140,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0%
English 18%
Irish 8.2%

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

Idaho Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 446 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Bonneville
Standard Zip Codes 83401, 83402, 83404, 83406
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83403, 83405
Company Zip Codes 83415
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.466
Longitude -112.044

Idaho Falls 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 1.8 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 BLACKFOOT 1 SE
Distance 23.9 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
Station FORT HALL 1 NNE
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 30 to 61 F
Annual Precip 12 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Beachs Corner (83401)

Bone (83401)

Coltman (83401)

Eagle Rock (83402)

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
Ammon 14,469 $70,691
Basalt 344 $35,000
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/.

Idaho Falls Public Libraries

Library
Idaho Falls Public / Bonneville District
457 BROADWAY
Idaho Falls, Idaho
(208) 529-1450

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Idaho Falls Hospitals

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
2325 CORONADO STREET
(208) 557-2700
Emergency Service: No

IDAHO FALLS RECOVERY CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1957 17TH STREET
(208) 529-5285
Emergency Service: No

EASTERN IDAHO REGIONAL MED CENTER
(Proprietary)
3100 CHANNING WAY, BOX 2077
(208) 529-6210
Emergency Service: Yes

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Idaho Falls High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

IDAHO FALLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
601 SOUTH HOLMES AVENUE
208-525-7740
Serves 1,248 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL
2800 OWEN STREET
208-525-4429
Serves 1,188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

SKYLINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1767 BLUE SKY DRIVE
208-525-7770
Serves 1,146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

BONNEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
3165 EAST IONA ROAD
208-525-4406
Serves 1,072 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

WESTVIEW ALTERNATIVE EVENING
1767 BLUE SKY DRIVE
208-525-7795
A Non-traditional School
Serves 168 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.5

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (ALT)
3175 EAST LINCOLN ROAD
208-525-4447
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

3-B DENTENTION CENTER
950 ENVIRONMENTAL WAY
208-542-2947
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

TELFORD ACADEMY (ALT)
2017 EAST 49TH NORTH
208-542-0283
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.6

SPECIAL SERVICES CENTER
3549 NORTH AMMON ROAD
208-525-4414

EASTERN IDAHO PROFESSIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
690 JOHN ADAMS PARKWAY
208-525-7513
A Vocational School

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