Idaho Springs, CO

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Idaho Springs Profile


Overview

Idaho Springs is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,786 people and just one neighborhood, Idaho Springs is the 131st largest community in Colorado. Idaho Springs has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Idaho Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Idaho Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Idaho Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Idaho Springs who work in food service (16.27%), sales jobs (14.42%), and office and administrative support (6.84%).

Also of interest is that Idaho Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Idaho Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.60% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Idaho Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Idaho Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Idaho Springs is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Idaho Springs Demographics

In terms of college education, Idaho Springs is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.15% of adults in Idaho Springs have a college degree.

The per capita income in Idaho Springs in 2018 was $29,975, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,900 for a family of four. However, Idaho Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Idaho Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Idaho Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Idaho Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Idaho Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Idaho Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Idaho Springs, CO HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Idaho Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Idaho Springs Property CRIMES

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CO* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Carlson Elementary School
1300 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
PK-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CLEAR CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. RE-1


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Colorado

(10 is best)

Better than of CO school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 18.4% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.8% 32.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.6% 8.1%

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