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Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Welcome to Idaho Falls ...

The pronunciation of Idaho Falls: EYE-da-hoe<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Idaho Falls has a population of 60,211 people<2> (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.<3> 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

Idaho Falls is located in the (208) area code.

The ZIP codes for Idaho Falls: 83401-83406, 83415<4>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 50,730 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Idaho Falls had an population of 60,211 people. This is an increase of 5.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Idaho Falls ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Idaho Falls and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Ammon   [Map]   15,252   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Basalt   [Map]   386   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Firth   [Map]   466   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lewisville   [Map]   481   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Menan   [Map]   781   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rigby   [Map]   4,062   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Idaho Falls.

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 Falls. 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 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 Idaho Falls. Our list includes 6 papers.

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

Websites for Idaho Falls ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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

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 Falls. 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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Communities in Idaho

About Bonneville County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idaho Falls.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idaho Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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 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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Idaho Falls. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Idaho Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idaho Falls. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4886, Longitude: -112.0360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Idaho Falls 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 Falls.