Idaho Falls, ID

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
148,811
2.27% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
32.6
0% 1-year change
2018 Poverty Rate
11.3%
1.42% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,877
1.43% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$204,800
11.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
67,564
3.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Idaho Falls, ID had a population of 149k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $61,877. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Idaho Falls, ID grew from 145,507 to 148,811, a 2.27% increase and its median household income grew from $61,007 to $61,877, a 1.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Idaho Falls, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.67%), Other (Hispanic) (5.36%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.32%).

None of the households in Idaho Falls, ID reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Idaho Falls, ID are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Idaho Falls, ID are College of Eastern Idaho (278 degrees awarded in 2020), Austin Kade Academy (98 degrees), and Stevens-Henager College (474906) (25 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Idaho Falls, ID was $204,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%.

Most people in Idaho Falls, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Idaho Falls, ID was 2 cars per household.

Idaho Falls, ID borders Blackfoot, ID, Hailey, ID, Jackson, WY-ID, and Rexburg, ID.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Idaho Falls, ID is home to a population of 149k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.54% of Idaho Falls, ID residents were born outside of the country (6.75k people).

In 2020, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Idaho Falls, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.43k White (Hispanic) and 7.98k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.3% of Idaho Falls, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Idaho Falls, ID was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Idaho Falls, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    124k ± 235
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.43k ± 1k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    7.98k ± 873
12.6%
Hispanic Population
18.7k people

In 2020, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Idaho Falls, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.43k White (Hispanic) and 7.98k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.6% of the people in Idaho Falls, ID are hispanic (18.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Idaho Falls, ID as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    49,238 ± 5,371 people
  2. Canada
    5,691 ± 1,849 people
  3. China
    2,886 ± 1,318 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 49,238 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,691 and China with 2,886.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.54%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.75k people
4.94%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
7.19k people

As of 2020, 4.54% of Idaho Falls, ID residents (6.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Idaho Falls, ID was 4.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,812 ± 359
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,186 ± 209
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,113 ± 266

Idaho Falls, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Idaho Falls, ID employs 67.6k people. The largest industries in Idaho Falls, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,480 people), Retail Trade (8,188 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,114 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,776), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,270), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,810).

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,243. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

67.6k
2020 Value
± 1,985
3.79%
1 Year growth
± 3.84%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Idaho Falls, ID grew at a rate of 3.79%, from 65.1k employees to 67.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Idaho Falls, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,850 people), Management Occupations (7,095 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,743 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Idaho Falls, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

67.6k
2020 Value
± 1,985
3.79%
1 Year growth
± 3.84%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Idaho Falls, ID grew at a rate of 3.79%, from 65.1k employees to 67.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Idaho Falls, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,480 people), Retail Trade (8,188 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Idaho Falls, ID, though some of these residents may live in Idaho Falls, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,455
Median earning men ± $1,626
$22,041
Median earning women ± $849

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,126), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,598), and Public Administration ($62,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,184), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,691), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($32,602).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Idaho. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,240
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 976
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 827
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $910k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $589k
    Manufacturing
  3. $471k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $11.3B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $7.63B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.3B, followed by Electronics ($8.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($7.63B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Idaho products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$71.5B
2020 Value in Idaho
$123B
Projected 2050 Value in Idaho
72.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $71.5B. This is expected to increase 72.3% to $123B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.47B
  2. $4.51B
  3. $3.06B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $7.47B, followed by California with $4.51B and Utah and $3.06B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Idaho Falls, ID awarded 401 degrees. The student population of Idaho Falls, ID in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 598 male students and 1,333 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Idaho Falls, ID are White (327 and 81.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 13.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 1.25%), and Asian (4 and 0.998%).

The largest universities in Idaho Falls, ID by number of degrees awarded are College of Eastern Idaho (278 and 69.3%), Austin Kade Academy (98 and 24.4%), and Stevens-Henager College (474906) (25 and 6.23%).

The most popular majors in Idaho Falls, ID are Registered Nursing (54 and 13.5%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (52 and 13%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (43 and 10.7%).

The median tuition cost in Idaho Falls, ID for private four year colleges is $16,600.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,931 students enrolled in Idaho Falls, ID, 31% men and 69% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,452 records, of which 68.4% were women and 31.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majors awarded
  2. 54 degree-majors awarded
  3. 43 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Idaho Falls, ID was Medical Assistant with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Idaho Falls, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 278 degrees awarded
  2. 98 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Eastern Idaho with 278 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Idaho Falls, ID, which is 0.432 times less than the 280 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 327 degrees mean that there were 6.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($30) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,451) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.529% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.55% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (372k), Some college (360k), and Bachelors Degree (233k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Idaho Falls, ID was $204,800 in 2020, which is 0.891 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $183,000 to $204,800, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Idaho Falls, ID is 71.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Idaho Falls, ID have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Idaho Falls, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Idaho Falls, ID is $61,877. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Idaho Falls, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $73,274, followed by Ada County, ID and Jefferson County, ID, with respective values of $69,952 and $65,577.

Property

$204,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,462
$36,492
Median Property Taxes
±$1,359

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Idaho Falls, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Idaho Falls, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.9% of the housing units in Idaho Falls, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Idaho Falls, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Idaho Falls, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $73,274, followed by Ada County, ID and Jefferson County, ID, with respective values of $69,952 and $65,577.

The following map shows all of the counties in Idaho Falls, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,877
Median Household Income
± $1,412
50.7k
Number of Households
± 1,654

In 2020, the median household income of the 50.7k households in Idaho Falls, ID grew to $61,877 from the previous year's value of $61,007.

The following chart displays the households in Idaho Falls, ID distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Idaho Falls, ID is from Idaho.
0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2020, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.667% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Idaho across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.4%)

In 2020, 78.4% of workers in Idaho Falls, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.4%) and those who worked at home (6.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Idaho Falls, ID have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.42% of the workforce in Idaho Falls, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Idaho Falls, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Idaho Falls, ID have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Idaho Falls, ID (16k out of 141k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Idaho Falls, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.2% of the population of Idaho Falls, ID has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 9.46% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Idaho was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Idaho see 1528 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (1517 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1506 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,528 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Idaho

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,528 patients per year. This represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (1,517 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Idaho in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32.5% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.84%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
9.46%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Idaho Falls, ID grew by 3.34% from 8.56% to 8.84%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Idaho Falls, ID changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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