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American Falls, Idaho

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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 2017, American Falls has a population of 4,280 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 telephone 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 (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 4,111 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, American Falls had an population of 4,280 people. This is a decrease of 3.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.11% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near American Falls ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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   2017
Aberdeen   [Map]   1,950   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arbon   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chubbuck   [Map]   14,869   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coffee Point   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Michaud   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American Falls. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for American Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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.

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

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<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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American Falls

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

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