Idaho Falls is Idahos largest city outside of the Boise Motropolitan area. Idaho Falls has a population 59,414, and a metro population of 133,265
Idaho Falls is a commercial, cultural, and healthcare hub for eastern Idaho.
Idaho Falls is a great place for traveling to some of the best national parks that there are. West Yellowstone is only an hour and a half away. Grand Teton National Park is two and a half hours away. Finally, Craters of the Moon is 3 hours away
The area around what is now known as idaho falls was primarily founded by farmers and ranchers. There was no significance of the area till 1864. In 1864, Harry Rickets built and operated a ferry on the snake river. The ferry served a new tide of westward migration and travel on the Montana Trail. Idaho Falls as we know it today became a permanent settlement when freighter Matt Taylor built a timber-frame toll bridge across a narrow black basaltic gorge of the river 7 miles (11 km) downstream from the ferry. The bridge improved travel for settlers moving north and west, and for miners, freighters, and others seeking riches in the gold fields of Idaho and Montana —especially the boom towns of Bannack and Virginia City.
|Male Share of the Population||49.7%|
|Female Share of the Population||50.3%|
|Employed Population 16+||26,239|
|Age of the Population||33|
|% of people married||53.3%|
|Average household size||3|
|Jan Temp||13 to 30 F|
|Apr Temp||31 to 59 F|
|Jul Temp||51 to 86 F|
|Oct Temp||32 to 61 F|
|Annual Precip||14.2 inches|