Idaho Falls, ID
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Idaho Falls is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 59,184 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Idaho Falls is the fourth largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Idaho Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Idaho Falls is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idaho Falls who work in office and administrative support (14.06%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (7.53%).

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

One of the benefits of Idaho Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Idaho Falls is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.27% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Idaho Falls in 2010 was $23,005, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,020 for a family of four. However, Idaho Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Idaho Falls is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Idaho Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Idaho Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Idaho Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idaho Falls include German, Irish, Scottish, and Danish.

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