Economic & Demographic Information

Economy

Twin Falls and southern Idaho’s economy was built on agriculture (dairy, cattle, potatoes, sugar beets, grains, vegetables, fish farms) and food processing (cheese, milk products, potato products, refined sugar, pork & chicken processing, etc.) which has lead to new agriculture research and service businesses such as sugar, fish, and bean research; food testing; wholesale food marketing; and more.

During the past twenty years Twin Falls and our region has diversified and strengthened its economy to include RV, metals, plastic, and print manufacturing; software development; back office operations; and alternative energy production and services.

The region's alternative energy production sources include geothermal, wind, and solar.  Our natural advantages for these types of energy production goes hand and hand with the State of Idaho’s incentives for these new, cleaner energy types.

Click here to see the Twin Falls Business Guide for more information including location advantages, workforce and training, and more about our community. 


Demographics

The latest population statistics shows Twin Falls City at over 45,000 people and Twin Falls County at over 78,000.  We are steadily growing!

One important characteristic of living and working in Twin Falls is our low cost of living.  The latest data from 3rd quarter 2013 shows that Twin Falls overall costs (published by ACCRA) are just 91.1% of the national average.  Housing costs are even lower at just 81.3%.