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Idaho Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Idaho Springs had a population of 1,720 as of July 1, 2016. Idaho Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Idaho Springs is located at latitude 39.7489 and longitude -105.5048 in Clear Creek County. 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. Clear Creek County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,526 feet.

The City of Idaho Springs (GNIS ID: 2410092) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Idaho Springs is located within Idaho Springs Division of Clear Creek County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Idaho Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 1,720
Population in Households 1,719
Population in Familes 1,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 811
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 829
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $253,571
Average Home Value $258,061


Median Household Income $51,480
Average Household Income $64,016
Per Capita Income $30,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.29%
Households 0.06% 0.24%
Families 0.86% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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, 2016 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 # 174 62nd
Population Density1 # 213 54th
Diversity Index2 # 375 18th
Median Household Income # 252 45th
Per Capita Income # 188 59th

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