Compared to the Nation’s larger metro-hubs, Idaho Falls is a small bedroom community. The city boasts about 61,000 residents (not including neighboring Ammon, which hosts about another 15,500). In addition, like many smaller cities it is considered a safe, stable and quiet place to reside.
Idaho Falls is the Bonneville County seat, with Bonneville having about 114,500 residents.
The MSA is economically a stable place. We tend to not have the dramatic swings in employment or home values like many places in the country. Major employers are the Idaho National Lab, the medical field and, like many smaller communities, various branches of local government.
Furthermore, we serve as a medical hub for the Eastern Idaho/Western Wyoming region, servicing 300,000+ residents. That means our medical services here are great!
We are 90 mins to 2.5 hours in any direction to arguably some of the best recreational opportunities you will find in the country! Keep your home base here and visit Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Sun Valley, Craters of the Moon, City of Rocks…the list goes on!
If you have not been here, plan a visit for our next vacation and see what the area has to offer. I doubt you’ll be disappointed!
Visit this ‘My Sidewalks’ Dashboard page produced by the City of Idaho Falls for data and trends regarding the City’s social and economic profile, population and demographics, housing and economy and employment.
Useful links: Wikipedia, Census Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, City Government. For more, see the Local Area Resources page.
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