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 The location of Idaho Springs 

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Welcome to Idaho Springs ...

The city of Idaho Springs is located in Clear Creek County.

A typical abbreviation for Idaho Springs: Idaho Spgs. (or less commonly used: Idaho Spngs. or Idaho Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2012, Idaho Springs has a population of 1,692 people<1> (see below for details).

Idaho Springs was established in 1859 and was incorporated November 15, 1885.

The community of Idaho Springs is 7,710 feet [2,350 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Idaho Springs is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Idaho Springs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Idaho Springs: (303) & (720)<3>

The ZIP code for Idaho Springs: 80452<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Idaho Springs had a population of 1,717 people (or 18.89% of the total population of Clear Creek County). This makes Idaho Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Idaho Springs represents 0.03% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,717 people, the population of Idaho Springs decreased 9.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,889 people).

Taken from the 2012 Census Estimates, Idaho Springs had an population of 1,692 people. This is a decrease of 1.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.43% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Idaho Springs.

Communities near Idaho Springs ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Idaho Springs and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2012
Population
Change
Since 2010
DirectionDistance
Black Hawk   [Map]     119+0.85%   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Central City   [Map]     673+1.51%   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Empire   [Map]     280+0.71%   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Georgetown   [Map]     1,023+1.06%   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Golden   [Map]     19,186+1.69%   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morrison   [Map]     433+1.17%   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Idaho Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We've added two new sections to our Genealogy Helper Page for Idaho Springs.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Idaho Springs. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Idaho Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites for Idaho Springs ...

Official Website: www.idahospringsco.com/

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Idaho Springs. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Colorado

About Clear Creek County

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Idaho Springs: www.idahospringsco.com/

The official website for Clear Creek County


The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Idaho Springs:

Panoramio.com

Need help with your genealogy? We always start with these websites when searching in and around the area of Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Colorado,
        for Clear Creek County
 
Family Search for the State of Colorado,
        for Clear Creek County
 
USGenWeb for the State of Colorado

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Idaho Springs.






Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idaho Springs.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idaho Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Idaho Springs.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Idaho Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Idaho Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Idaho Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idaho Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Idaho Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Idaho Springs

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Idaho Springs.



 
 
 

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