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%

Idaho Falls Rankings

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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%
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We moved to Idaho Falls from California about 6 years ago with our 10 year old son. Excellent schools, including several local colleges, were a plus. The neighborhoods are pretty quiet and very safe. There are several major employers in the area that offer manufacturing and engineering is available at the Idaho National Lab.
Idaho Falls offers lots to do with camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, etc. Winter is about 5 months long and there are several ski mountains within a 1-2 hour drive. Families who play together, stay together.

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Excellent family based community; Strong religious presence and very low crime rate. Many opportunities for educational growth as community technical college, as well as universities present. Much shopping and various, daily community interactions present. Great place to grow!
I enjoyed living in Idaho Falls. Still having a small town feel there are many choices you can make to entertain yourself. You might chose to walk down by our beautiful green belt, shop down town or at our mall. Idaho Falls has many restaurants to offer from fast food to elegant restaurant meals. If youre an outdoor enthusiasts we are a short drive away from May fun adventures from fishing, to camping, to skiing mad hunting in season of course. So many choices. The adventure is really up to you!