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Idaho Falls Metro Area
Profile: Small agricultural town Location: Eastern Idaho, 45 miles northeast of Pocatello Elevation: 4710 Time zone: Mountain Standard Time
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Idaho Falls is situated on the northeast portion of the Snake River Plain, at the edge of a large agricultural area. It is mainly an agricultural center but also serves as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons to the northeast and east, respectively. It is a center for the Idaho branch of the Mormon culture, clear from the enormous temple visible for miles around.
The town itself is nondescript and doesn’t have much to do, but the setting is attractive and the summer climate is pleasant. There is a small historic district with some arts venues along an attractive Snake River waterfront and most residential areas are quiet and concentrated to the south and east. Educational attainment is fairly high while cost of living is moderately low. The area is attractive for outdoors-oriented residents and is gaining interest among retirees especially in Rexburg and areas northeast towards Yellowstone.
The broad, flat, treeless Snake River Plain surrounds Idaho Falls; the larger Rockies and Grand Tetons to the east and the foothills of the Sawtooth Mountains to the west can be seen at a distance. The climate is semi-arid, variable and invigorating. The high elevation usually moderates summer temperatures giving warm but not hot, dry days and cool evenings, some requiring a jacket.
Late summer high pressure and valley heating can drive temperatures well into the 90’s. Precipitation mainly occurs as occasional thundershowers. Winter moves back and forth between mild, wet, Pacific-influenced periods and colder, harsher periods influenced by northerly air flows, sometimes driving temperatures below zero. Spring is wet; fall is most pleasant. First freeze is late September, last is late May.
Interesting Facts about Idaho_Falls, Idaho
As of 2014, Idaho Falls's population is 57,021 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.30 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Idaho Falls is $143,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.70 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Idaho Falls's cost of living is 8.30% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Idaho Falls public schools spend $6,382 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 23.5 students per teacher in Idaho Falls.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Idaho Falls is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Idaho Falls jobs have Increased by 1.74 percent.
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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
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