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Welcome to American Falls ...

The city of American Falls is located in Power County<1> (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 2019, American Falls has a population of 4,315 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of American Falls.

American Falls is 4,400 feet [1,341 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation 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<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, American Falls had an population of 4,315 people. This is a decrease of 3.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.96% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 4,111 people).

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

Adding American Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of American Falls elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near American Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near American Falls.

  • Aberdeen [Bingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Bingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of American Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,977 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<7>
  • Rockland [Power County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland [Power County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of American Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockland<7>
  • Michaud [Power County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaud
    • Michaud [Power County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of American Falls
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michaud
  • Pauline [Power County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauline
    • Pauline [Power County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of American Falls
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauline
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alameda [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Bannock County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of American Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
    • Chubbuck [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chubbuck
      • Chubbuck [Bannock County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of American Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chubbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chubbuck<7>
    • Pocatello [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocatello
      • Pocatello [Bannock County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of American Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocatello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocatello<7>
    • Springfield [Bingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Bingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of American Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
    • Arbon [Power County]
    • Coffee Point [Bingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee Point
      • Coffee Point [Bingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the north of American Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffee Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Point

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 American Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for American Falls.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around American Falls. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...

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About Power County

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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: www.co.power.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Power, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for American Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, 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    
<6>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.
<7>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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