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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,998
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+6,388
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married63.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,731
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,400

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,792
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$880
Median House Value$177,300

Ancestry

English26.4%
German19.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
Irish5.7%
Norwegian4.9%
French Except Basque3.2%
Danishn3.1%
Swedish3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Welsh2.6%
Italian2.3%
Dutch2%
Swiss1.5%
Portuguese0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Polish0.3%
Icelander0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Ammon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bonneville County
Standard Zip Codes83401, 83406
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.5
Approximate Longitude-111.89

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)

StationIDAHO FALLS 2 ESE
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches
StationREXBURG RICKS COLLEGE
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp30 to 57 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp29 to 60 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationBLACKFOOT 1 SE
Distance26.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp50 to 85 F
Oct Temp32 to 62 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basalt407$44,688
Idaho Falls59,414$58,656
Iona2,409$75,060
Rigby4,018$43,056
Shelley4,346$62,794
Ucon1,252$58,438

Ammon Public Schools

Monticello Montessori Charter School
4707 S Sweetwater Way
ZIP: 83404
(208) 419-0742
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Ammon Elementary School
2900 Central Avenue
ZIP: 83406
(208) 525-4465
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Hillcrest High School
2800 Owen Street
ZIP: 83406
(208) 525-4429
High
Total Enrollment 1455
Hillview Elementary School
3075 Teton Street
ZIP: 83406
(208) 525-4460
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Mountain Valley Elementary School
2601 Princess Dr
ZIP: 83406
(208) 552-0866
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Odyssey Charter School
3890 Taylorview Lane
ZIP: 83406
(208) 557-3627
Rimrock Elementary
4855 Brennan Bend
ZIP: 83406
(208) 552-4667
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
White Pine Charter School
2959 East John Adams Parkway
ZIP: 83406
(208) 522-4432
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Woodland Hills Elementary
4700 Sweat Water Way
ZIP: 83406
(208) 552-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 557

Ammon Private Schools

Snake River Montessori School
2970 1st St
ZIP: 83406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
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