Idaho Springs is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,781 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Idaho Springs is the 149th 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.
Housing costs in Idaho Springs are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.99% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Being a small city, Idaho Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Idaho Springs ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Idaho Springs, 41.06% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Idaho Springs in 2018 was $35,309, 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 $141,236 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. Idaho Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idaho Springs include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Idaho Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.