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Welcome to Idaho Springs ...

The city of Idaho Springs is located in Clear Creek County<1>.

The location of Idaho Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Idaho Springs has a population of 1,792 people<3> (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.<4> In other words, the altitude 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) and (720)<5>

The ZIP code for Idaho Springs: 80452<6>

Websites for Idaho Springs ...

Official Website: www.idahospringsco.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Idaho Springs had an population of 1,792 people. This is an increase of 4.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Idaho Springs had a population of 1,717 people (which is 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 (with a count of 1,889 people).

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

Communities near Idaho Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Idaho Springs.

  • Golden [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Idaho Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,347 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<8>
  • Nederland [Boulder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nederland
    • Nederland [Boulder County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Idaho Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
    • Former names for Nederland:
    • Browns Crossing
    • Dayton
    • Middle Boulder
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nederland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nederland<8>
  • Winter Park [Grand County]
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    • Winter Park [Grand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Idaho Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,106 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winter Park<8>
  • Georgetown [Clear Creek County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Clear Creek County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Idaho Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,102 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Central City [Gilpin County]
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      • Central City [Gilpin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Idaho Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<8>
    • Morrison [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Idaho Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrison<8>
    • Empire [Clear Creek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
      • Empire [Clear Creek County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Idaho Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Empire<8>
    • Silver Plume [Clear Creek County]
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      • Silver Plume [Clear Creek County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Idaho Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Plume have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Plume
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Plume<8>
    • Black Hawk [Gilpin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
      • Black Hawk [Gilpin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Idaho Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Hawk<8>
    • Caribou [Boulder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
      • Caribou [Boulder County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Idaho Springs
      • Caribou has also been known as:
      • Caribou City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Idaho Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Idaho Springs.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Idaho Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Idaho Springs. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Idaho Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Idaho Springs ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Idaho Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Idaho Springs.

Adding Idaho Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Idaho Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Idaho Springs was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Idaho Springs on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Idaho Springs on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Idaho Springs

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About Clear Creek County

About Colorado

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

The official website for Clear Creek County: www.co.clear-creek.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Clear Creek, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idaho Springs.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idaho Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Idaho Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Idaho Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Idaho SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idaho Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7367, Longitude: -105.5148       In this case, the coordinates for Idaho Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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