Idaho Falls, ID
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Living in Idaho Falls


Idaho Falls is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 61,535 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idaho Falls who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), sales jobs (9.69%), and management occupations (7.97%).

One of the benefits of Idaho Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.41 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.

In terms of college education, Idaho Falls 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: 29.66% of adults in Idaho Falls have a college degree.

The per capita income in Idaho Falls in 2010 was $26,690, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,760 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 13.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idaho Falls include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

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