Pocatello, ID: What you need to know

Set against a Rocky Mountain backdrop in eastern Idaho, the Bannock County seat of Pocatello beckons newcomers with its beautiful views, outdoor adventure and rich educational and business opportunities. While the gold rush and railroad drew people here in the mid-19th century, a convenient location, easy transportation routes, Idaho State University and an excellent quality of life are today's newcomer magnets.

Pocatello, ID City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 54,549
Median Age 31
Median Household Income $40,269
Median Home Price $133,700
Walkscore 37

Pocatello, ID Rankings

Pocatello , ID Health and Health Care

Pocatello-Chubbuck residents enjoy outdoor recreation, live shows at the new Portneuf Wellness Complex

PHCF working to improve health of Pocatello residents

PMC is all about the health and wellness of Pocatello

Residents of Pocatello have access to quality healthcare through Portneuf Medical Center.

Pocatello , ID Business and Economy

Amy's Kitchen repurposes production facility

Legislators visit for three days to learn about community

Location, affordability, access to R&D add up to economic success

J.R. Simplot employees support causes in a big way

Top industries in Pocatello include agriculture, manufacturing, research and tourism.

Pocatello , ID Schools

Quality schools benefit residents across the education continuum

Pocatello, ID Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.2%
  Female 50.8%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 33
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Median Population

Median Age 31%
Age 18 Over 74.4%
Age 21 Over 68.7%
Age 62 Over 13.9%
Age 65 Over 11%


  Ethnicity White 91.2%
  Ethnicity Black 1%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.6%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 8.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.7%
  Ethnicity Other 1.2%


  Median Household Income $40,269
  Median Home Price $133,700
  Homes Owned 38.7%
  Homes Rent 61.3%
  Median Property Rent $616

Many people in Pocatello enjoy volunteering, doing things that are right and make sense for the community.

Loren Azzola, community volunteer


  English Only 90.9%
  English Other 9.1%

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Commute Types

  Walked 5.2%
  Worked at Home 3.2%
  Public Transportation 1.9%
  Other Means 2.8%
  Drove Alone 76.4%
  Carpooled 10.5%

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