Idaho Falls, Idaho
Downtown Idaho Falls
Downtown Idaho Falls
Official seal of Idaho Falls, Idaho
Location within Bonneville County
Location within Bonneville County
Idaho Falls is located in Idaho
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls
Location within Idaho
Idaho Falls is located in the United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 43°30′N 112°2′W / 43.500°N 112.033°W / 43.500; -112.033
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyBonneville
Founded1864
Incorporated1891
Government
 • MayorRebecca Casper
Area
 • Total24.55 sq mi (63.59 km2)
 • Land24.00 sq mi (62.16 km2)
 • Water0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
Elevation
4,705 ft (1,434 m)
Population
 • Total64,818
 • Density2,700.75/sq mi (1,011.75/km2)
 • CSA
243,805 (US: 124th)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (Mountain)
ZIP Codes
83401–83406, 83415
Area code(s)208, 986
FIPS code16-39700
GNIS feature ID396684[3]
Interstate
U.S. Highway(s)link = U.S. Route 20 in Idaho link = U.S. Route 26 in Idaho link = U.S. Route 91 in Idaho
State Highwaylink = Idaho State Highway 43
WebsiteOfficial website

Idaho Falls is the fourth most populous city in Idaho and the county seat of Bonneville County. It is the state's most populous city outside the Boise metropolitan area.[4] As of the 2020 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 64,818.[2] In the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813 (2019 estimate: 62,888), with a metro population of 133,265.[5][6]

Idaho Falls serves as the commercial, cultural, and healthcare hub for Eastern Idaho, as well as parts of western Wyoming and southern Montana. It is served by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport and is home to the College of Eastern Idaho, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, and the Idaho Falls Chukars minor league baseball team. It is the principal city of the Idaho Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Idaho Falls–Blackfoot-Rexburg, Idaho Combined Statistical Area.

History

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Montana Trail origins

The area around Idaho Falls was first sparsely settled by cattle and sheep ranchers. No significant development took place until 1864, when a man named Harry Rickets built and operated a ferry on the Snake River at 43°36.112′N 112°3.528′W / 43.601867°N 112.058800°W / 43.601867; -112.058800. The ferry served a new tide of westward migration and travel on the Montana Trail following the Bear River Massacre of Shoshone Indians in 1863.[7][8]

Taylor's Bridge, c. 1870

The present-day site of Idaho Falls 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.

Eagle Rock

Idaho Falls, 1925

By the end of 1865, a private bank, small hotel, livery stable, eating house, post office, and stage station had sprung up near the bridge. The settlement was initially known as Taylor's Crossing, but postmarks indicate that by 1866, the emerging town had become known as Eagle Rock. The name was derived from an isolated basalt island in the river near the ferry, where approximately twenty eagles nested.

In 1874, water rights were established on nearby Willow Creek and the first grain was harvested. Settlement was sparse, and consisted of only a couple of families and small irrigation ditches. The first child of European descent was born at Eagle Rock in 1874.

Utah & Northern Bridge, c. 1880, looking north, or upriver, with railroad shops in background

Soon, the Utah and Northern Railway (U&NR) was built, stretching north from Utah through Eagle Rock and crossing the Snake River at the same narrow gorge as Taylor's bridge. The railway would eventually connect to the large new copper mines at Butte, Montana. The U&NR had the backing of robber baron Jay Gould, as Union Pacific Railroad had purchased it a few years prior.[9] Grading crews reached Eagle Rock in late 1878, and by early 1879, a wild camp-town with dozens of tents and shanties had moved to Eagle Rock with a collection of saloons, dance halls, and gambling halls. The railroad company had 16 locomotives and 300 train cars working between Logan, Utah and the once-quiet stage stop. A new iron railroad bridge was fabricated in Athens, Pennsylvania at a cost of $30,000 and shipped by rail to the site, where it was erected in April and May 1879.[10] The bridge was 800 feet (240 m) long and had two spans, with an island in the center. The camp-town moved on, but Eagle Rock now had regular train service and several U&NR buildings, shops, and facilities which expanded and transformed the town.

As soon as the railroad came through, settlers began homesteading the upper Snake River Valley in earnest. The first new settlers carved out homesteads to the north at Egin (near present-day Parker) and at Pooles Island (near present-day Menan).[11] The Utah & Northern Railway provided easy access, especially to homesteaders from Utah, who soon populated much of the area surrounding Eagle Rock. Some of these men had initially worked building the railroad, then later returned with their families to stake out new farms. These Utah families brought irrigation know-how developed in Utah's Great Basin settlements. Through their and others' canal systems, water from the Snake River made the Upper Snake River Valley into one of the most successful irrigation projects in the Mountain West.[12] Large-scale settlement ensued and within a decade, there appeared roads, bridges, and dams, which brought most of the Upper Snake River Valley under cultivation.

Then, in 1887, following the construction of the Oregon Short Line and a railroad workers' strike in Eagle Rock, most of the railroad facilities were moved to Pocatello, where the new line branched off the U&NR. This caused a sharp and immediate drop in population, which nearly killed the town. In 1891, marketers convinced town leaders to change the name to Idaho Falls in reference to the rapids below the bridge. Some years later, the construction of a retaining wall for a hydroelectric power plant transformed the rapids into waterfalls. On June 22, 1895, the world's then-largest irrigation canal, the Great Feeder (located 5 miles northeast of Ririe), began diverting water from the Snake River, helping to convert tens of thousands of more acres of desert into green farmland. The area grew sugar beets, potatoes, peas, grains, and alfalfa, and became one of the most productive agricultural regions of the United States. The city once again began to flourish, growing continuously into the 20th century.

"Falls" on the Snake River

Nuclear reactors

SL-1 reactor core in Idaho Falls following a 1961 accident that killed three people
Idaho National Lab CAES
The Idaho National Laboratory, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and the University of Wyoming have labs, classrooms, offices, and other facilities just north of downtown. Among these partnerships is the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), shown here, which overlooks the Snake River.

In 1949, the Atomic Energy Commission opened the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) in the desert west of Idaho Falls. On December 20, 1951, a nuclear reactor there produced useful electricity for the first time in history. There have been more than 50 unique reactors built at the facility for testing—only three remain active.[citation needed]

On January 3, 1961, NRTS became the scene of the only fatal nuclear reactor incident in U.S. history. The event occurred at an experimental U.S. Army plant known as the Argonne Low-Power Reactor, which the Army called the Stationary Low-Power Reactor Number One (SL-1). Due to poor design and maintenance procedures, a single control rod was manually pulled out too far from the reactor, causing the reactor to become prompt critical, leading to a destructive power excursion. Three trained military men had been working inside the reactor room when a mistake was made while reattaching a control rod to its motor assembly.[13] With the central control rod nearly fully extended, the nuclear reactor rated at 3 MW rapidly increased power to 20 GW. This rapidly boiled the water inside the core.[14][15] As the steam expanded, a pressure wave of water forcefully struck the top of the reactor vessel, upon which two of the men stood. The explosion was so severe that the reactor vessel was propelled nine feet into the air, striking the ceiling before settling back into its original position.[16] One man was impaled by a shield plug and lodged into the ceiling, where he died instantly.[13] The other men died from their injuries within hours. The three men were buried in lead coffins, and that entire section of the site was buried.[16][17][18] The core meltdown caused no damage to the area, although some radioactive nuclear fission products were released into the atmosphere.

The site has since developed into the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), a national laboratory operated by the United States Department of Energy. INL and its contractors are a major economic engine for the Idaho Falls area, employing more than 8,000 people between the desert site and its research and education campus in Idaho Falls. Among other projects, INL operates and manages the world-famous Advanced Test Reactor (ATR).

Geography

The Snake River seen through trees along the greenbelt

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.80 square miles (59.05 km2), of which 22.35 square miles (57.89 km2), 98% is land and 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2, 2%) is water.[19]

Natural disasters are rare in the area, although an F2 tornado hit the Idaho Falls area on April 7, 1978, causing up to $5 million in damage.[20]

River Walk

Idaho Falls has an extensive river walk trail featuring running and bike trails, art installations, and points of interest along several miles of the Snake River. It is maintained by the city and periodically receives donations and grants that allow for expansion.[21][22]

Neighborhoods

Notable Idaho Falls neighborhoods include:

Climate

Idaho Falls experiences a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters (Köppen Dfb). Precipitation is relatively sparse, but not low enough to classify the climate as semi-arid.

Climate data for Idaho Falls, Idaho (Idaho Falls Regional Airport), 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1948–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 57
(14)
62
(17)
73
(23)
86
(30)
94
(34)
102
(39)
101
(38)
100
(38)
100
(38)
88
(31)
71
(22)
58
(14)
102
(39)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 42.3
(5.7)
47.3
(8.5)
64.3
(17.9)
75.7
(24.3)
84.2
(29.0)
91.6
(33.1)
97.0
(36.1)
95.5
(35.3)
89.8
(32.1)
77.6
(25.3)
61.6
(16.4)
47.0
(8.3)
95.7
(35.4)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 28.7
(−1.8)
34.2
(1.2)
47.2
(8.4)
57.5
(14.2)
67.2
(19.6)
76.2
(24.6)
86.6
(30.3)
85.6
(29.8)
74.8
(23.8)
59.1
(15.1)
43.0
(6.1)
30.3
(−0.9)
57.5
(14.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 20.4
(−6.4)
24.9
(−3.9)
36.2
(2.3)
44.4
(6.9)
52.8
(11.6)
60.4
(15.8)
68.0
(20.0)
66.5
(19.2)
57.7
(14.3)
45.0
(7.2)
32.4
(0.2)
21.9
(−5.6)
44.2
(6.8)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 12.1
(−11.1)
15.7
(−9.1)
25.3
(−3.7)
31.4
(−0.3)
38.4
(3.6)
44.6
(7.0)
49.3
(9.6)
47.5
(8.6)
40.6
(4.8)
30.8
(−0.7)
21.9
(−5.6)
13.4
(−10.3)
30.9
(−0.6)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −10.4
(−23.6)
−4.3
(−20.2)
7.6
(−13.6)
19.2
(−7.1)
25.4
(−3.7)
33.5
(0.8)
40.8
(4.9)
37.5
(3.1)
29.0
(−1.7)
16.1
(−8.8)
3.9
(−15.6)
−9.2
(−22.9)
−14.6
(−25.9)
Record low °F (°C) −33
(−36)
−38
(−39)
−16
(−27)
13
(−11)
17
(−8)
29
(−2)
33
(1)
28
(−2)
18
(−8)
−3
(−19)
−19
(−28)
−31
(−35)
−38
(−39)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.67
(17)
0.56
(14)
0.81
(21)
1.03
(26)
1.57
(40)
1.09
(28)
0.46
(12)
0.59
(15)
0.97
(25)
0.88
(22)
0.66
(17)
0.78
(20)
10.07
(257)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.8
(15)
6.8
(17)
3.5
(8.9)
2.3
(5.8)
0.6
(1.5)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.8
(2.0)
7.2
(18)
9.9
(25)
36.9
(93.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 8.2 7.0 7.6 8.7 9.0 6.8 3.8 4.9 5.1 6.5 7.2 9.5 84.3
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 7.7 7.4 3.8 2.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 7.5 8.7 38.6
Source 1: National Weather Service[24]
Source 2: NOAA (average snowfall/snowy days 1981–2010)[25][26]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
19001,262
19104,827282.5%
19208,06467.1%
19309,42916.9%
194015,02459.3%
195019,21827.9%
196033,16172.6%
197035,7767.9%
198039,73911.1%
199043,92910.5%
200050,73015.5%
201056,81312.0%
202064,81814.1%
2021 (est.)66,8983.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[27]

2020 census

As of the census of 2020, there were 64,818 people, and 23,875 households in the city.[2] The population density was 2,700.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 5.5% from two or more races. [2] Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 17.5% of the population.

28.4% of the population was under 18, and 7.3% were under 5. 13.5% of the population were over 65. The gender makeup was 50.5% female, 49.5% male. [2]

The median household income was $57,412, and the per capita income was $29,395. 12.6% of the population were under the poverty line. [2]

2010 census

As of the census[28] of 2010, there were 56,813 people, 21,203 households, and 14,510 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,542.0 inhabitants per square mile (981.5/km2). There were 22,977 housing units at an average density of 1,028.1 per square mile (397.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.3% White, 0.7% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.9% of the population.

There were 21,203 households, of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census

The 2000 census[29] reported there were 50,730 people, 18,793 households, and 13,173 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,972.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,147.6/km2). There were 19,771 housing units at an average density of 1,158.4 per square mile (447.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.09% White, 0.62% African American, 0.76% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.81% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.18% of the population.

There were 18,793 households, out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,512, and the median income for a family was $47,431. Males had a median income of $39,082 versus $23,001 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,857. About 7.8% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

The top five ethnic groups in Idaho Falls are:[30]

Economy

Idaho Falls serves as a regional hub for health care, travel, and business in eastern Idaho.

The community's economy was mostly agriculturally focused until the opening of the National Reactor Testing Station in the desert west of Idaho Falls in 1949. The city subsequently became largely dependent on high-income jobs from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), known locally simply as "The Site." Since the 1990s, the city has added a significant retail, entertainment, and restaurant sector, as well as a regional medical center.

Idaho Falls hosts the headquarters of the United Potato Growers of Idaho and District 7 of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. It is the home to several small-to-medium-sized national corporations such as North Wind, Inc. and Melaleuca, Inc.[31]

The median home price in Idaho Falls was $224,800 in January 2007.[32]

Idaho Falls, Idaho / U.S. average:[32]

Arts and culture

Melaleuca Freedom Celebration 2014
Entrance to the Idaho Falls Zoo
Mountain America Center

The Willard Arts Center, The Colonial Theatre, and Frontier Center for the Performing Arts[33] host musical concerts, plays, and events.

The Mountain America Center, a multi-purpose arena and convention center, opened to the public in November 2022.[34]

The Museum of Idaho[35] showcases local artifacts and history. It also brings in major traveling exhibits such as fossilized dinosaurs, Gutenberg Bibles, Titanic remnants, and "Bodies: the Exhibition."

Downtown Idaho Falls once struggled as the city expanded eastward, but it has been revitalized in recent years due to the efforts of local business owners, the City of Idaho Falls, and other organizations such as the Downtown Development Corporation[36] and the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Today, it is home to a handful of locally owned shops, stores, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and future revitalization efforts.

The city attracts many tourists visiting nearby Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Jackson Hole, and fishing on the Snake River.

Parks and recreation

There are three 18-hole golf courses in Idaho Falls, and four disc golf courses.[citation needed]

Education

Higher education

The College of Eastern Idaho was established in 1969 as a vocational-technical college named Eastern Idaho Technical College. In 2017 it transitioned into Eastern Idaho's only community college.[37]

Stevens-Henager College has a resource center in the city to aid students in online degree programs.[citation needed]

A campus of the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls provides access to the university's resources.[38]

Primary and secondary education

Skyline High School

Schools located in Idaho Falls administered by the Idaho Falls School District #91 include:[39][40][41]

Schools located in Idaho Falls administered by the Bonneville Joint School District #93 include:[42][43][44]

Each fall, the varsity football teams of Idaho Falls and Skyline compete in a rival football game called the Emotion Bowl. Each year, after the game, the winning team and its fans traditionally paint the goalposts of the stadium in their school colors (orange for Idaho Falls and blue for Skyline).[45] Bonneville and Hillcrest participate in a similar event known as the Civil War.

Media

The Post Register, a daily newspaper, serves the Idaho Falls area. The area is also served by seven radio stations. The Idaho Falls/Pocatello region is served by five major television stations. There are four major news outlets in the area: KIDK (Dabl, also broadcast on sister Fox station KXPI-LD), KIFI-TV (ABC/CBS), KPVI-DT (NBC, licensed to Pocatello), and Idaho Public Television. Online media outlet East Idaho News also serves the area with news coverage.

Notable people

See also: Category:People from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Sister city

Idaho Falls has a sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

Gallery

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