RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

American Falls, Idaho

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other ID

The location of American Falls

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for
American Falls
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Idaho

Welcome to American Falls ...

The city of American Falls is located in Power County (at the time of its founding, American Falls was located in Oneida County) and is the County Seat for Power County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, American Falls has a population of 4,321 people<1> (see below for details).

American Falls is 4,400 feet [1,341 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of American Falls is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for American Falls: (208)

The ZIP code for American Falls: 83211<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, American Falls had a population of 4,457 people (or 57.02% of the total population of Power County). This makes American Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of American Falls represents 0.28% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,457 people, the population of American Falls increased 8.42% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 4,111 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, American Falls had an population of 4,321 people. This is a decrease of 3.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.11% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for American Falls.

Communities near American Falls ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from American Falls and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2015
Aberdeen   [Map]   1,929   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arbon   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chubbuck   [Map]   14,428   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fort Hall   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Inkom   [Map]   870   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pauline   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American Falls. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of American Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around American Falls. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for American Falls:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for American Falls ...

Looking for more information about American Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for American Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for American Falls.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) American Falls. 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
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Idaho

About Power County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for American Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Power County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

<3>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 American Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether American Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

- Return to Citation

<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from American Falls. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- American Falls) 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 American Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American Falls. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7812, Longitude: -112.8537     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for American Falls.


Tidbits &
Other   ID

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2017
By John Hall