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Welcome to Idaho Falls ...

The city of Idaho Falls is located in Bonneville County<1> (at the time of its founding, Idaho Falls was located in Bingham County) and is the County Seat for Bonneville County.

The pronunciation of Idaho Falls: EYE-da-hoe<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Idaho Falls has a population of 63,044 people<3> (see below for details).

Idaho Falls was established in 1864.

The community of Idaho Falls is 4,710 feet [1,436 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Idaho Falls is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Idaho Falls: (208)

The ZIP codes for Idaho Falls: 83401-83406, 83415<5>

Websites for Idaho Falls ...

Official Website:   www.ci.idaho-falls.id.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.idahofallschamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Idaho Falls had an population of 63,044 people. This is an increase of 10.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Idaho Falls had a population of 56,813 people (or 54.51% of the total population of Bonneville County). This makes Idaho Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Idaho Falls represents 3.62% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 56,813 people, the population of Idaho Falls increased 11.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 50,730 people).

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

Communities near Idaho Falls ...

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

  • Shelley [Bingham County]
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    • Shelley [Bingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Idaho Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelley<8>
  • Rigby [Jefferson County]
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    • Rigby [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Idaho Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rigby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rigby<8>
  • Ucon [Bonneville County]
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    • Ucon [Bonneville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Idaho Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,172 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ucon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ucon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ucon<8>
  • Menan [Jefferson County]
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    • Menan [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Idaho Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 807 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menan<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ririe [Jefferson County]
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      • Ririe [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Idaho Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ririe<8>
    • Roberts [Jefferson County]
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      • Roberts [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Idaho Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roberts<8>
    • Lewisville [Jefferson County]
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      • Lewisville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Idaho Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<8>
    • Firth [Bingham County]
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      • Firth [Bingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Idaho Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firth<8>
    • Basalt [Bingham County]
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      • Basalt [Bingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Idaho Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basalt have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basalt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basalt<8>
    • Ammon [Bonneville County]
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      • Ammon [Bonneville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Idaho Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ammon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ammon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ammon<8>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Idaho 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 Idaho Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Idaho Falls. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Idaho Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Idaho Falls ...

Looking for more information about Idaho 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 Idaho Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Idaho Falls.

Adding Idaho Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Idaho 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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Idaho Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Idaho

About Bonneville County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Idaho Falls: www.ci.idaho-falls.id.us/

The official website for Bonneville County: www.co.bonneville.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 Bonneville, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Idaho Falls. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idaho Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idaho Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Idaho Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Idaho Falls includes: 83401, 83402, 83403, 83404, 83405 & 83406.
<6>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 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 Idaho 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 Idaho FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idaho Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4909, Longitude: -112.0391    
<7>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.
<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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