B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
$143,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
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
    346
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    621
    500
  • Theft
    1,516
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,196
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    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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I like that it isn't too big of a city, but it also has just about anything you need in terms of stores, restaurants, etc. It also has that small town feel still, especially when you get out around the edges of town where there are seemingly endless acres of farmland, where everyone knows everyone. The only thing I would maybe change is that I wish it had a Dicks Sporting Goods, it is definitely a big enough city to support one. All in all it is an amazing place!
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!