American Falls, ID Profile: Facts & Data

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American Falls, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of American Falls had a population of 4,446 as of July 1, 2019. American Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for American Falls is located at latitude 42.786 and longitude -112.8544 in Power County. The formal boundaries for the City of American Falls encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Power County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,406 feet.

The City of American Falls (GNIS ID: 2409696) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of American Falls is located within American Falls Division of Power County.


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American Falls, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

American Falls, ID Housing Affordability Index is 175
State of Idaho Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

American Falls, ID Wealth Index is 47
State of Idaho Wealth Index is 76
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,446
Population in Households 4,407
Population in Familes 3,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density 2,755
Diversity Index1 80
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,212
Average Household Income $56,083
Per Capita Income $18,223
Wealth Index3 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 936 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $128,409
Housing Affordability Index2 175
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,459
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 1,082
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.12% 0.13%
Households -0.01% 0.07%
Families -0.06% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

American Falls, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares American Falls to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 85th
Population Density # 13 95th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 142 38th
Per Capita Income # 205 10th

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