Income/capita 4%
Household income 5%
Unemployment 44%
IndexIdaho SpringsColoradoNational
Income per capita$28,544$33,230$29,829
Median household income$52,528$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,688$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,111$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$30,952$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$27,781$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level17.8%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Idaho Springs is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Idaho Springs is 5% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Idaho Springs is 44% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Idaho Springs is 18% higher than the national average

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      Idaho Springs employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector2.7%2.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%18.4%
      Public administration11.0%9.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services4.2%12.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Genesee, CO3,625$144,732162%
      Upper Bear Creek, CO1,227$121,103119%
      Eldorado Springs, CO935$119,028115%
      St. Mary's, CO329$97,88577%
      Evergreen, CO8,580$95,62573%
      Idaho Springs, CO1,937$52,5285%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chadbourn, NC1,937$26,08653%
      Orleans, MA1,937$35,09637%
      Oswego, KS1,937$40,90026%
      Central Square, NY1,937$41,79224%
      Chilhowie, VA1,936$43,12522%
      Idaho Springs, CO1,937$52,5285%
      Source: The Idaho Springs, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).