- American Falls, Idaho
official_name = American Falls, Idaho
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of American Falls, Iadho
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Power
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.0
area_land_km2 = 4.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.5
area_land_sq_mi = 1.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4111
population_density_km2 = 1032.6
population_density_sq_mi = 2674.5
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1343
elevation_ft = 4406
latd = 42 |latm = 46 |lats = 52 |latNS = N
longd = 112 |longm = 51 |longs = 20 |longEW = W
American Falls is a city in Power County,
Idaho, United States. The population was 4,111 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seatof Power CountyGR|6. It is part of the ' Pocatello, IdahoMetropolitan Statistical Area.
William Thomas Middle Schoolin American Falls was awarded the National Principal of Secondary Schools Award. American Falls High Schoolis a secondary school in American Falls.
American Falls was also the first town in the United States to be entirely moved from one place to another. This was done to facilitate construction of the nearby
American Falls Dam. The old townsite sits at the bottom of the reservoir created by the dam.
American Falls is located at coor dms|42|46|52|N|112|51|20|W|city (42.781121, -112.855694)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,111 people, 1,429 households, and 1,063 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 2,674.5 people per square mile (1,030.7/km²). There were 1,557 housing units at an average density of 1,012.9/sq mi (390.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.56% White, 0.15% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 15.15% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.83% of the population.
There were 1,429 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,955, and the median income for a family was $35,435. Males had a median income of $27,317 versus $21,209 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $12,891. About 12.7% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.tourofidaho.com American Falls is on the Tour of Idaho]
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