B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$696
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    492
    525
  • Theft
    2,067
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,580
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Idaho Falls Reviews

133 reviews
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I love Idaho Falls! When it comes to the people, it is spectacular! Everyone is so willing to help, and it is a very family oriented community! It is comparatively cheap to live here, and there are so many different places to visit nearby! Couer'd'laine is the most beautiful place I've ever been, and it is only seven hours from Idaho Falls. There are also places such as Oregon and Montana that are great to visit. Though the cold can sometimes get to a person, it fades quickly. The sunshine begins to truly show in March, and it is beautiful!
Review Idaho Falls
I've been born and raised in this area. For someone who is visiting, it is quite a wonderful place to be. However, if you are planning on moving here, you need to understand a few things.
First, the weather is cold and usually snowy for about seven or eight months of the year; with the rest of the year usually being the summer weather. The Summer is really nice, only occasionally getting to 100-degrees Fahrenheit.
Secondly, the people take some getting used to. If you live here from birth, you are accepted fairly easily. However, If you are moving in, there is a dominant religion here; and if you are part of that religion (or willing to be preached to, and act like you may accept it) then you can be "in." Otherwise, you may be quite discouraged that you cannot find any friends.
If you can get past those two quirks, the place isn't that bad. If not, may I suggest eastern-Washington or Oregon.
Idaho Falls is a great small town because one does not have to drive for an hour on country roads or interstates to go to the movies. The people here are nice and generous; random strangers will bag groceries for a mother with a screaming baby so she will not have to stress and feel flustered. Outdoor activities are easy to access and mostly free, which is spectacular for all the adventure and nature lovers!