Ammon, Idaho

Ammon Municipal Building
Ammon Municipal Building

Ammon was founded as South Iona back in 1889 by members of the Mormon church. The name South Iona came because in those days, there weren't enough people in the area to separate a separate ward of the church, so the settlers were members of the Iona Ward. The town was separated from Iona and given its own ward before Ammon was incorporated in 1905.

Ammon was an early agricultural center with a spur line of the Eastern Idaho Railroad leading to the Ammon grain elevator. There were several general stores and a brickyard to serve the approximately 1,100 people in the area by 1930. For most things though, folks made the trip to either Iona or to Idaho Falls.

Ammon grew slowly until the 1990's when Idaho Falls started to take off as a center for high-tech industry. As a bedroom community for Idaho Falls, Ammon has more than doubled in population since 2000.

Peterson Park in Ammon, Idaho
Peterson Park in Ammon
Fast Facts about Ammon, Idaho
Ammon, Bonneville County, ID 83406
Incorporated: 1905
Elevation: 4,715'
Latitude: 43.4763°N
Longitude: 111.968°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 89.9%
Hispanic: 5.6%
Native American: 0.3%
Asian: 0.9%
Two or More Races: 2.4%
African-American: 0.9%
High School or Higher: 90.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 28.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 7.7%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 13,942
Males: 6,863
Females: 7,079
Median Resident Age: 28.8 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $54,500
Estimated Median Home Value: $181,700
Population Density: 4,768 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Ammon: 88.8
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Professional Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Social Services, Retail Services, Publishing
Unemployed (March 2011): 8.2%
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