Idaho Springs, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Idaho Springs, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Idaho Springs had a population of 1,747 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,747
Population in Households 1,746
Population in Familes 1,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 824
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $57,478
Average Household Income $68,893
Per Capita Income $32,692


Total Housing Units 945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 472 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 377 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $294,366
Average Home Value $321,543


Total Households 849
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.45%
Households 0.33% 0.54%
Families 0.89% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2018 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 # 175 62nd
Population Density # 221 52nd
Diversity Index # 313 31st
Median Household Income # 215 53rd
Per Capita Income # 187 59th

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