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Idaho Springs, Colorado

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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 2017, Idaho Springs has a population of 1,782 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 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

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 total 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 (that had a count of 1,889 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Idaho Springs had an population of 1,782 people. This is an increase of 3.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.66% 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 driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Black Hawk   [Map]   127   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Central City   [Map]   736   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Empire   [Map]   301   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   1,072   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Golden   [Map]   20,571   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morrison   [Map]   434   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 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 Idaho Springs. 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 Idaho Springs. 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 Idaho Springs. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Idaho Springs:

Websites for Idaho Springs ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Idaho Springs.

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
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.

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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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Idaho Springs. 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 Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idaho Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7367, Longitude: -105.5148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Idaho Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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