Driggs, Idaho

Driggs, Idaho
Looking east across Driggs to the Grand Tetons

The city of Driggs was founded by Don Carlos Driggs. While some of his descendants are still in the area, most moved to Phoenix, Arizona where the family founded Western Savings and Loan. National Geographic magazine once listed Driggs as one of the 10 best outdoor recreation destinations in the U.S. The Grand Targhee Resort of Wyoming is located about 12 miles east of Driggs on the western slopes of the Grand Teton Mountains.

The Mountain Arts Festival happens in Driggs every year during July. This festival usually brings in more than 30 hot air balloons for 4 days of balloon rides, parades, games, a golf tournament, rodeo, bike races, a craft and antique fair and a fiddler's contest. In August is the Annual Bluegrass Festival. Because Driggs is west of the Grand Tetons, the whole area bills itself as "the quiet side of the Tetons."

Fast Facts about Driggs, Idaho
Driggs, Teton County, ID 83422
Elevation: 6,109'
Latitude: 43.7252°N
Longitude: 111.106°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 70.8%
Hispanic: 29.2%
High School or Higher: 81.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 30.4%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 5.1%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 1,439
Males: 761
Females: 678
Median Resident Age: 29.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $37,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $150,000
Population Density: 1,379 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Driggs: 87.9
Major Industries:
Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Agriculture, Forestry, Educational Services, Retail Services, Real Estate Services, Waste Management Services, Finance & Insurance Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 9.7%
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