Twin Falls, ID


Twin Falls profile

Living in Twin Falls

Twin Falls is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 48,260 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Twin Falls is the eighth largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Twin Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Twin Falls is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Twin Falls who work in sales jobs (13.20%), office and administrative support (12.76%), and food service (8.46%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Twin Falls spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Twin Falls is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Twin Falls, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Twin Falls who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.98% of the adults in Twin Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Twin Falls in 2010 was $20,753, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,012 for a family of four. However, Twin Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Twin Falls is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Twin Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Twin Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Twin Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Twin Falls include English, Irish, Dutch, and French .

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