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 60,211 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Idaho Falls is the fourth largest community in Idaho.

Idaho Falls is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.17%), sales jobs (10.25%), and management occupations (8.43%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Idaho Falls spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Idaho Falls use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Idaho Falls‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Idaho Falls is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.23% 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 $24,037, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,148 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 13.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idaho Falls include German, Irish, Danish, and Swedish.

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