Idaho Falls, ID: What you need to know

Idaho Falls, located along the Snake River and surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, draws people with its proximity to world-class outdoor adventure year round at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Idaho Falls is the principal city in the state's third largest metro area and therefore touted as being "as big as you want it to be" in terms of cultural and economic opportunities. The Idaho National Laboratory employs thousands here, making it a longstanding major player in a steadily diversifying economy.

Idaho Falls, ID City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 58,374
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $44,580
Median Home Price $140,700
Walkscore 38

Idaho Falls, ID Rankings

Idaho Falls, ID Real Estate

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New construction initiatives augment growth.

Home prices range from $160,000 to $1 million.

Real estate makes Idaho Falls attractive to newcomers and residents.

Idaho Falls, ID Health and Health Care

Programs work together to keep community healthy.

Idaho Falls is served by a pair of well-respected hospitals, each with its own strengths and specialties.

Services include ER, cardiology, NICU, cancer care and much more.

Idaho Falls, ID Business and Economy

Natural resources, skilled workforce drive top local industry.

Community takes new approaches to tourism, technology and economic development.

Mixed-use and retail projects add to quality of life.

Diverse sectors include health, steel, ag and the INL.

Diverse economy includes energy, medicine and food.

Leading the way in nuclear energy research.

Two cities work together to build a better future for both.

Economic development agencies combine forces to promote region.

Idaho Falls, ID Schools

Schools strengthen workforce, enhance quality of life.

All academic entities deserve high marks.

Academy gives students skills to compete in global marketplace.

Idaho Falls, ID Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.1%
  Female 50.9%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 26
In Idaho Falls, ID

in Idaho Falls, ID

Median Population

Median Age 32.8%
Age 18 Over 71.1%
Age 21 Over 67.3%
Age 62 Over 15.8%
Age 65 Over 12.6%


  Ethnicity White 89.8%
  Ethnicity Black 0.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 1%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 12.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.8%
  Ethnicity Other 5.3%


  Median Household Income $44,580
  Median Home Price $140,700
  Homes Owned 34.6%
  Homes Rent 65.4%
  Median Property Rent $696


  English Only 88.8%
  English Other 11.2%

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Commute Types

  Walked 2%
  Worked at Home 3.8%
  Public Transportation 2.4%
  Other Means 2.3%
  Drove Alone 76.9%
  Carpooled 12.5%

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