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The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City which is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,717. Idaho Springs is located in Clear Creek Canyon, in the mountains upstream from Golden, some 30 miles (48 km) west of Denver. Local legend is that the name of the city derived from annual visits to the radium hot springs made by a Native American chief and his tribe who journeyed there each year from Idaho to bathe in the magic healing waters. Founded in 1859 by prospectors during the early days of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, the town was at the center of the region's mining district throughout the late nineteenth century. The Argo Tunnel drained and provided access to many lodes of ore between Idaho Springs and Central City. During the late twentieth century, the town evolved into a tourist center along U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 40, which ascend Clear Creek Canyon through the historic mining district. The town today is squeezed along the north side of Interstate 70, with a historical downtown in the central portion, a strip of tourist-related businesses on its eastern end, and mostly residences on its western end. It also serves as a bedroom community for workers at the Loveland Ski Area farther up the canyon. The town today is the largest community in Clear Creek County, but, for historical reasons, the county seat has remained at Georgetown.

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Facts and Stats for Idaho Springs*

  • Pollution Statistics in Idaho Springs

    Know the pollution level of Idaho Springs before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Idaho Springs: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Idaho Springs for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Idaho Springs.

    • Burglary and Theft 10 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.5 (Low)
  • Living in Idaho Springs - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Idaho Springs is 201.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.81 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 62.36 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.8 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.13 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.04 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Idaho Springs

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Idaho Springs

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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