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Idaho Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Idaho Springs is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clear Creek County at latitude 39.7489 and longitude -105.5048. Clear Creek County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,526 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Idaho Springs, but most people and references simply refer to it as Idaho Springs, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Idaho Springs indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Idaho Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Idaho Springs: Idaho, Idaho City, Idahoe, Jacksons Diggings, Sacramento City.

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Idaho Springs, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,700
Population in Households 1,700
Population in Familes 1,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 784
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 831
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 347 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $294,620
Average Home Value $343,299


Median Household Income $49,666
Average Household Income $63,247
Per Capita Income $30,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.23% -0.11%
Households 0.09% 0.07%
Families 1.21% -0.04%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   3.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Idaho Springs, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Idaho Springs to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 172 63rd
Population Density1 # 222 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 360 22nd
Median Household Income # 253 45th
Per Capita Income # 173 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.