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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Idaho Falls is a town in Idaho with a population of 59,414. Idaho Falls is in Bonneville County. Living in Idaho Falls offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Idaho Falls there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Idaho Falls and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Idaho Falls are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Idaho Falls Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    245
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    457.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    968.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    131.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Idaho Falls Reviews

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Idaho Falls is a very welcoming community. It's a great place with lots of outdoor attractions, and activities for all seasons of the year. Idaho Falls also offers great housing with competitive costs. Employment opportunities are great with comparable wages and good benefits. I definitely would recommend Idaho Falls!
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Idaho Falls is a great blend of small town USA and growing community. We have a rapidly expanding population with houses and apartment complexes popping up everywhere. Despite the growth, you'll almost never run into LA traffic conditions. You'll also be able to afford a reasonable house and aren't limited to an apartment. We're also big enough to house so pretty good stores and restaurants, but not so big that everything is crowded.
A disclaimer, Idaho Falls also has a large LDS (Mormon) population, so if you can't stand us, you'll need to learn or find a different place. Winters here are hit or miss. In the last few years, winter has either been a bitter, unrelenting season, or just nonexistent, but just know, snow exists here.
Raising a family here is a good choice as it is a very safe city. You won't need to worry about walking home at night and whatnot. Also, being a very conservative place, you can even purchase a gun and protect yourself, your family, and your property.
I've spent most of my life in and around Idaho Falls. It's a great small town, but it is definitely experiencing some growing pains as people move here from out of state. The roads have a difficult time accommodating all of the traffic and it seems like crime is going up, which is to be expected with the growth in population. There are lots of entry level job positions, though. It's never difficult to find something to do with the family. We have a whole lot of parks, access to the Snake River, lots of family events, and close proximity to hiking/biking/camping sites.