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Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (15.2%), English (11.0%), Scottish (5.1%), Dutch (4.8%), Swedish (3.6%).
Current Local Time: MST time zone
Elevation: 7524 feet
Land area: 1.04 square miles.
Population density: 1,624 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Idaho Springs:
High school or higher: 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Idaho Springs city:
Never married: 32.3%
Now married: 39.5%
89 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.4% North America, 0.9% Asia).
According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Idaho Springs, Colorado as of November 25, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Idaho Springs to the number of sex offenders is 1,692 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $943 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $889 (0.6%)
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Idaho Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the Idaho Springs city center injured 7 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 41.9 miles away from the city center .
Idaho Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.5 miles away from the city center On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 521.0 miles away from Idaho Springs center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 396.3 miles away from the city center On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from the city center On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Idaho Springs center On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 352.5 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Clear Creek County (5) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Elsie Eaves - Civil engineer, Joseph H. August - Cinematographer.
Hospitals and medical centers near Idaho Springs:
LIFE CARE CENTER OF EVERGREEN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EVERGREEN, CO)
MT EVANS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; EVERGREEN, CO)
ATLAS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; GOLDEN, CO)
Notable locations in Idaho Springs: Idaho Springs Work Center (A), Clear Creek District Ranger Office (B), Silver Spruce Mill (C), Colorado State Patrol Idaho Springs Post (D), Idaho Springs Police Department (E), Clear Creek Fire Authority Station 2 Idaho Springs (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 91.1. This is worse than average.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.403. This is worse than average.Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 8.43. This is worse than average.Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 42.2. This is worse than average.Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.7. This is about average.Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.35. This is significantly better than average.Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Idaho Springs and their reported violations in the past:
IDAHO SPRINGS CITY OF (Population served: 9,884, Surface water):
Past health violations:
MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2008)
MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2008)
MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2008)
MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2006. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.7% for other race residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Idaho Springs compared to Colorado state average:
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
Number of rooms per house below state average.
House age significantly above state average.
Banks with branches in Idaho Springs (2011 data):
Evergreen National Bank: Idaho Springs Branch at 1546 Miner Street, branch established on 1995/06/05. Info updated 2010/09/28: Bank assets: $99.8 mil, Deposits: $89.9 mil, headquarters in Evergreen, CO, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Evergreen Bancorporation
Mutual of Omaha Bank: Idaho Springs Branch at 1744 Miner Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $5,553.2 mil, Deposits: $4,599.7 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Idaho Springs, Colorado:
The Lodge At Idaho Springs, 1601 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 , Phone: (800) 227-9391
Van Eden Ranch And Retreat, 3001 Van Eden Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 , Phone: (970) 567-2566
6 And 40 Motel, 2920 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 , Phone: (970) 567-2691
Religion statistics for Idaho Springs city (based on Clear Creek County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Clear Creek County:
2.24 / 10,000 pop.
1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Clear Creek County:
11.19 / 10,000 pop.
3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
25.75 / 10,000 pop.
8.99 / 10,000 pop.
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10.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,890 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:
COOP INC DBA, Po Box 3063, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Certificate: 99-1797 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/1999, Expiration Date: 11/04/2000
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: PETERS STEVEN J R A F 2000 GTX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating) N-Number: 11ZK , Serial Number: H2-93-4-107, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1996 Registrant (Individual): Steven J Peters, Po Box 261, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle) N-Number: 233LD , Serial Number: 07-01-10, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2007 Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 432, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Aircraft: ALON A-2A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 5647F , Serial Number: B-247, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1967 Registrant (Individual): Jan J Howell, Po Box 432, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Aircraft: FISHER JERRY LANCAIR 320 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 64JR , Serial Number: 302, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1989 Registrant (Individual): Nelson G Bradley, Po Box 191, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Aircraft: BOLKOW PHOEBUS C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None N-Number: 78H , Serial Number: 876, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1969 Registrant (Individual): Tom J Spratt, Po Box 1402, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: