Pocatello, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pocatello, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Pocatello had a population of 55,595 as of July 1, 2016. Pocatello ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pocatello is located at latitude 42.8712 and longitude -112.466 in Bannock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pocatello (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Bannock County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,462 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Pocatello are located in Bannock County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Power County.

The City of Pocatello (GNIS ID: 2411447) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pocatello is located within Pocatello Division of Bannock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pocatello population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocatello: Pocatello Junction.

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Pocatello, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,595
Population in Households 53,747
Population in Familes 41,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,848
Population Density1 1,711
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 21,231
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 13,377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,578 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,653 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,691 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $133,847
Average Home Value $157,487


Median Household Income $40,678
Average Household Income $57,294
Per Capita Income $22,519
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.14%
Households 0.31% 0.1%
Families 0.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pocatello, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocatello to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 98th
Population Density1 # 54 77th
Diversity Index2 # 93 59th
Median Household Income # 135 41st
Per Capita Income # 82 64th

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