Population: 15,540 (2017 Census estimate)
Elevation: 4,713 feet
Ammon is located in the Upper Snake River Valley. Its western boundary touches the City of Idaho Falls. Foothills and mountains outline Ammon’s eastern and southern skies. The Caribou National Forest with its Blackfoot Mountain range begins ten miles to the south and its rugged Caribou Mountain Range lies 20 miles to the east.
Ammon is one of Idaho’s fastest growing cities. The City of Ammon’s population from the 2017 US Census is 15,540, and it is currently the State of Idaho’s 15th largest city.
The city’s rapid growth is due to its availability of open space for affordable residential housing and the city’s hometown lifestyle, as well as its near proximity to the urban amenities and job market in Idaho Falls.
The city has nine parks totaling over 62 acres. The 18-acre McCowin Park is the city’s largest park. It has a swimming pool, splash pad, picnic shelter, playground equipment, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, walking path, and ball fields. The amenities of the other parks include shelters, playground equipment, Tot Park, facilities for athletics, and picnic areas.
Within an hour’s drive from the city, opportunities abound for boating, rafting, canoeing, hunting, fishing, camping, snow and water skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.