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Idaho Falls
Bonneville County, Idaho

83401, 83402, 83403, 83404,83405, 83406

Page Contents for Idaho Falls, Idaho

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
The population of Idaho Falls is approximately 50,000 (1999), 56813 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,845 (1990), 21203 (2010).
The amount of land area in Idaho Falls is 37.574 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.795 sq kilometers.
The distance from Idaho Falls to Washington DC is 1948 miles.
The distance to the Idaho state capital is 222 miles. (as the crow flies)
Idaho Falls is positioned 43.49 degrees north of the equator and 112.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Idaho Falls elevation is 4,742 feet above sea level.
Idaho Falls average annual precipitation is 8.9 inches peryear.
Idaho Falls average annual humidity is (summer average) 28
The average winter temperature is 10-27 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 51-86 degrees F.


On Interstate 15 north of Pocatello in eastern Idaho
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History & History Related Items

This area was originally named Taylor's Crossing and was established about 1860 around one of the few fording places on the upper Snake River. The Ferry was operated and owned by J.M. Taylor, for whom the crossing was named. Though not in the gold hunting areas, Idaho Falls was en route to most of them, thus was affected by the gold rush boom and bust. When the gold rush diminished, the local residents had to find new ways to earn a living. They began to dig irrigation ditches to water the arid area. The land blossomed and established a highly productive agricultural base for the local economy. The Idaho Falls are located close to town. The Falls, located on the Snake River, are not high, but are beautiful and especially wide - 1,500 Feet wide to be exact.
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Some of the Idaho Falls Attractions are: the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls LDS Temple, Idaho Falls Historic Bonneville County Museum, the Snake River Greenbelt, Tautphaus Park Ice Rink (only indoor ice rink for many miles!), Grand Teton Mall, Melaleuca, Inc. corporate headquarters are located here.

Smallest 4 network TV market in country, one of the largest geographically

Tautphaus Park Zoo
P.O. Box 50220
2725 Carnival Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83405 Phone: 208-528-5552

Bonneville Museum
200 N Eastern Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4029
Phone: 208-522-1400
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Idaho Falls City Government

City of Idaho Falls
308 Constitution Way
P.O. Box 50220
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83405
Phone: 208-529-1415

Idaho Falls has a Mayor/Council form of government. There are six council members and a mayor who are all elected for four-year overlapping terms.

Idaho Falls Chamber

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of commerce
505 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3332
Phone: 208-523-1010

Idaho Falls Organizations

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of commerce
505 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3332
Phone: 208-523-1010

Idaho Falls Libraries

Idaho Falls Public Library
457 W. Broadway
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Phone: (208) 529-1455
Hours: 7 days a week: Sunday(Sept.-May only), 1:30pm-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday 9:30am-9pm Friday & Saturday 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Idaho Room with various materials on Idaho, corner gallery with works displayed by several local artists, Idaho Gem and Mineral society display, many periodical and newspaper holdings (print & microfilm), 3 B&W photocopiers, 1 color copier, internet access available, computer system linked to Pocatello and Rexburg libraries, Reference desk can be called by telephone for answers to any question
web site: with online card catalog

Idaho Falls Schools

Skyline High School
1767 Blue Sky Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Phone: (208) 525-7770

Skyline High School is part of the Idaho Falls School District #91

Bonneville Joint School District 93
3497 N Ammon Rd
Idaho Falls, ID83401-1303
Phone: 208-525-4400

Idaho Falls School District 91
690 John Adams Pkwy
Idaho Falls, ID83401-4073
Phone: 208-525-7500 Idaho Falls


The population of Idaho Falls was:
1990 - 43,929
1999 - 50,000

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