|City of Idaho Falls|
|- Mayor||Jared Fuhriman|
|- City||17. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Bonneville County is a County located in the US state of Idaho. A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 4 sq mi (45. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 0 km²)|
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|Elevation||4,705 ft (1,434 m)|
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Idaho Falls is the county seat and largest city of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks ImageArea_code_IDpng|right|thumbs|Map of Idaho area code in blue (with border statespoly 117 53 348 53 350 219 261 219 261 238 254 227 248 230 252 238 219 236 224 243 213 240 211 246 Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Bonneville County is a County located in the US state of Idaho. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  As of the 2000 Census the population of Idaho Falls was 50,730, with a metro population of 119,396. (2006 estimate: 52,786). Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Idaho Falls is the second largest city in the Eastern Idaho region. Eastern Idaho is a generic term used to describe areas of Idaho which lie east of the Magic Valley region Its estimated 2006 population falls short of Pocatello by only 1,146 persons. Idaho Falls is the principal city of and is included in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Idaho Falls-Blackfoot, Idaho Combined Statistical Area. The Idaho Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in eastern Idaho Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 10419 at the 2000 census. Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. Idaho Falls is the third largest metropolitan area in the state behind the Boise City-Nampa and Coeur d'Alene metropolitan areas. It is the largest metropolitan area of the Eastern Idaho region. Eastern Idaho is a generic term used to describe areas of Idaho which lie east of the Magic Valley region The city is served by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport and is home to the Idaho Falls Chukars minor league baseball team. Idaho Falls Regional Airport, formerly known as Fanning Field, is a public Airport located in the northwest part of Idaho Falls, in Bonneville The Idaho Falls Chukars are a Minor league baseball affiliate of the Kansas City Its sister city is the town of Tokai-Mura, Japan. is a village located in Naka District, Ibaraki, Japan. It is approximately 120 km north of Tokyo, Japan on the Pacific coast
Idaho Falls borders on Ammon, Idaho. Ammon is a city in Bonneville County, Idaho, United States. As of the 2000 census the population of Ammon was 6187 (2006 estimate 12065
Idaho U. S. Senator Mike Crapo was born here in 1951. Michael Dean "Mike" Crapo (pronounced "Cray-poe" (born May 20, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Idaho
What became Idaho Falls was the site of Taylor’s Crossing, a timber frame bridge built across the Snake River. The Snake River is a major Tributary of the Columbia River in the U The bridge was built by Matt Taylor, a freighter, who, in 1865, built a toll bridge across a narrow black basaltic gorge of the river that succeeded a ferry nine miles upstream by a few years. Year 1865 ( MDCCCLXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year  Taylor’s bridge served the new tide of westward migration and travel in the region that followed the military suppression of Shoshone resistance at the Bear River Massacre near Preston, Idaho in 1863. The Shoshone ( or) are a Native American tribe with three large divisions the Northern the Western and the Eastern Preston is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 4682 at the 2000 census. Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The bridge improved travel for settlers moving north and west and for miners, freighters, and others seeking riches in the gold fields of central Idaho and western Montana. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern A private bank (the 4th in Idaho), a hotel, a livery stable, and an eating house also sprang up at the bridge in 1865. A livery stable has come to mean a place where horse owners keep their Horses in return for a fee By 1866, the emerging town had a stage station and mail service postmarked “Eagle Rock” as the area was already known by the name of the earlier ferry crossing upstream and to the north called Eagle Rock. Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Eagle Rock was an early name for Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. Eagle Rock was an early name for Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. The town changed its name to Eagle Rock in 1872 after the rock island in the river that was the nesting site for numerous eagles seven miles north. Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year 
There had been a few cattle and sheep ranchers in the area for years. In 1874, water rights were established on nearby Willow Creek and the first grain harvested but settlement was sparse consisting of only a couple of families and small ditches for irrigation. Year 1874 ( MDCCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common This article discusses water usage laws in common law. For a discussion of the right to water as a human right under international law, see Right The first child of European decent was born at Eagle Rock in 1874 also.
The winds of change blew in the form of the Utah and Northern Railroad that came north from Utah through Eagle Rock to cross the Snake River at the same narrow gorge as the wooden bridge. The Utah and Northern Railway is a defunct Railroad that was operated in the Utah Territory and later in the Idaho Territory and Montana Territory The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. The Snake River is a major Tributary of the Columbia River in the U The U&NR was building its road to the large copper mines at Butte, Montana with the backing of robber baron Jay Gould as Union Pacific Railroad had purchased the U&NR only a few years prior. The Utah and Northern Railway is a defunct Railroad that was operated in the Utah Territory and later in the Idaho Territory and Montana Territory Butte (IPA) is a city in and the County seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Jason "Jay" Gould ( May 27, 1836 &ndash December 2, 1892) was an American Financier who became a leading American railroad  Grading crews reached Eagle Rock in late 1878 and by early 1879 a wild camp-town with dozens of tents and shanties moved to Eagle Rock with the usual collection of saloons, dancehalls, and gambling holes. Year 1878 ( MDCCCLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The railroad company had 16 locomotives and 300 train cars working between Logan, Utah and the once quiet stage stop. Logan is a city in Cache County, Utah, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 42670 a substantial increase A new iron railroad bridge was fabricated in Athens, Pennsylvania at a cost of $30,000 and shipped, by rail, to the site and erected in April and May of 1879. Athens is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, two miles (3 km south of the N  The bridge was 800 feet long and in two spans with an island in the center. The camp-town moved on but Eagle Rock, the little town at the wooden bridge, now had regular train service and was the site for several of the railroad’s buildings, shops, and facilities expanding and completely transforming the town.
Settlers began homesteading the Upper Snake River Valley as soon as the railroad came through. Broadly defined homesteading is a lifestyle of simple agrarian Self-sufficiency. The Snake River Plain is a geologic feature located primarily in the American state of Idaho. The first of the new settlers carved out homesteads to the north at Egin (near present day Parker) and at Pooles Island (near present day Menan) and were almost entirely Mormon. Parker is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. The population was 319 at the 2000 census. Menan is a city in Jefferson County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Idaho Falls Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. TalkMormon#Latter Day Saint vs Latter-day Saint --> Mormon Reports of their success reached Mormon Church officials in Utah and, in 1883, the Church organized Mormon colonization of the Upper Snake River Valley. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known Year 1883 ( MDCCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  Large scale settlement ensued and in a decade, the pious, industrious, and somewhat communal Mormons built roads, bridges, dams, and irrigation canals that brought most of the Upper Snake River Valley under cultivation. See also Communalism (South Asia. In many parts of the world communalism is a modern term that describes a broad range of Social movements Tillage is the agricultural preparation of the Soil by Ploughing ripping or turning it In 1887, following the construction of the Oregon Short Line, most of the railroad facilities were removed to Pocatello but Eagle Rock was fast becoming the commercial center of an agricultural empire. Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Oregon Short Line Railroad was established on April 14 1881, for construction of a Standard gauge line from Granger Wyoming, through Pocatello (ˌpoʊkəˈtɛloʊ is the County seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring
In 1891, the town voted to rename itself to Idaho Falls, after the rapids that existed below the bridge. The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (formerly the Idaho Falls Temple) is the tenth constructed and eighth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Year 1891 ( MDCCCXCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In 1895, only 12 years after the onset of Mormon colonization, the largest irrigation canal in the world, named the Great Feeder, began diverting water from the Snake River and aided in converting tens of thousands of acres of desert into green farmland in the vicinity of Idaho Falls. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The area grew sugar beets, potatoes, peas, grains, and alfalfa and became one of the most productive regions of the United States. Sugar beet ( Beta vulgaris L a member of the Chenopodiaceae family is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of Sucrose. The potato is a Starchy Tuberous crop Vegetable from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae A pea (inaccurately called a '''sweet pea''' by food distubutors is most commonly the small spherical Seed or the seed-pod of the Legume Pisum Grains make up the structure of Metals Metal surfaces contain a number of small crystals known as grains with boundaries where they join Alfalfa ( Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed construction and dedicated their Idaho Falls Idaho Temple here on September 23, 1945 to serve the large Latter-day Saint population in the area. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (formerly the Idaho Falls Temple) is the tenth constructed and eighth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar A Latter
Idaho Falls serves as a regional hub for health care, travel and business in southeast Idaho.
The community's economy was mostly agriculturally focused until the Atomic Energy Commission opened the National Reactor Testing Station in the nearby desert in 1949. Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture The Idaho National Laboratory ( INL) is an 890-square-mile (2300-km² complex located in the Idaho desert between the town of Arco and the city of The town subsequently became largely dependent on high-income jobs from "The Site", officially called the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since 2005. The Idaho National Laboratory ( INL) is an 890-square-mile (2300-km² complex located in the Idaho desert between the town of Arco and the city of The laboratory made several cutbacks in 1993. A laboratory (informally lab) is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific Research, Experiments and Since then the town has added call centers, a growing retail, entertainment, and restaurant sector, a regional medical center, and added funding for small businesses. In May of 2006, Inc. magazine ranked Idaho Falls eighth on its list of "Hottest Small Cities" in the U. S. based on the region's job growth rate over the prior 10 years. Idaho Falls was also listed #2 on MSN Real Estate's list of top ten best smaller cities in America, in terms of job prospects, quality of life and cost of living. 
The median home price in Idaho Falls was $224,800 in January 2007. (Without a reference, this statistic cannot be trusted)
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Idaho Falls has established itself as a regional cultural destination. The Willards Art Center, The Colonial Theatre and Civic Auditorium are home to year round, diverse musical concerts, plays, and events. Theatre Origins After the city of Idaho Falls 's name was changed in 1890 people started talking about building a proper theater The greenbelt along the Snake River hosts many community events, such as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, the Roaring Youth Jam, Farmer's Market, among others. The successful Museum of Idaho is a regional attraction which showcases local artifacts and history, but also makes use of traveling exhibits bringing such things as dinosaur bones, ancient documents, and primitive guns to town.
Downtown Idaho Falls once suffered when many businesses moved as the city expanded eastward, but has been revitalized due to the efforts of local business owners, the City of Idaho Falls, and other organizations such as the Downtown Development Corporation and Grow Idaho Falls. It is home to many locally owned shops, stores, restaurants, galleries, and theaters.
Idaho Falls has an extensive greenbelt, or riverbelt, along miles of the Snake River that flows through the center of the city. It is maintained by the City of Idaho falls, and often receives donations and grants which allow for occasional expansion.
A recent proposal suggests building a footbridge over the river and falls, as well as downsizing Memorial Drive to one Northbound lane, allowing for a new park and baseball diamond to be built.
Idaho Falls is located at Wilson Rawls (1913-1984 was an American writer best known for his books Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys. Where the Red Fern Grows is a children's novel written by American author Wilson Rawls about a boy who acquires and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting Brandi Sherwood (born January 13, 1971 in Idaho Falls Idaho) is a model and pageant winner most recognizable as Miss USA 1997 and Miss Miss Teen USA is a Beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 15–19 The Miss Idaho USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss USA pageant The Miss USA Beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant Llewellyn "Yo" Murphy (born May 11, 1971 in San Pedro California) is a retired Canadian football Wide receiver who last The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Canadian Football League (CFL ( Ligue canadienne de football (LCF in Dame Darcy is an American Graphic artist, Cartoonist, and Musician. Meatcake, or meatloaf cake is a cake or other Dessert look-alike that is made with meat in a Meatloaf style and not a Pastry. Jared Gold (born 2 May 1972 in Idaho) is a Fashion designer best known for his Avant-garde American Gothic fashion 491775, -112. 032509), at an elevation of 4,700 feet.(43.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 4 square miles (45. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 0 km²), of which, 17. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 1 square miles (44. 2 km²) of it is land and 0. 3 square miles (0. 8 km²) of it (1. 67%) is water.
The 2000 census reported there were 50,730 people, 18,793 households, and 13,173 families residing in the city, though MSN real estate reports an area population of 110,220. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 2,972. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2 people per square mile (1,147. 4/km²). There were 19,771 housing units at an average density of 1,158. 4/sq mi (447. 2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92. 09% White, 0. 62% African American, 0. 76% Native American, 1. 05% Asian, 0. 06% Pacific Islander, 3. 81% from other races, and 1. 61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7. 18% of the population.
There were 18,793 households out of which 37. 5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56. 5% were married couples living together, 10. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29. 9% were non-families. 25. 3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 65 and the average family size was 3. 21.
In the city the population was spread out with 30. 3% under the age of 18, 10. 1% from 18 to 24, 27. 6% from 25 to 44, 20. 9% from 45 to 64, and 11. 1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94. 8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,512, and the median income for a family was $47,431. Males had a median income of $39,082 versus $23,001 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,857. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 7. 8% of families and 10. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 7% of those under age 18 and 6. 3% of those age 65 or over.
The top 5 ethnic groups in Idaho Falls are:
Idaho Falls is home to Eastern Idaho Technical College which continues to expand from its original mission as a vocational-technical college. Eastern Idaho Technical College is a regional Technical college in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. The school proposed changing its name to "College of Eastern Idaho" in 2003 at the state legislature.
The city also has a unique campus named University Place which features dual enrollment for students in both Idaho State University and University of Idaho. In Education, dual enrollment (enrollment is where a student is enrolled in two separate academically related institutions Idaho State University (ISU is a public University operated by the U The University of Idaho is Idaho 's oldest public university located in the rural city of Moscow in Latah County.
Idaho Falls is serviced by two public school districts, as well as a number of religious and non religious based private schools.