Pocatello, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Pocatello, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Pocatello had a population of 56,382 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocatello: Pocatello Junction.

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Pocatello, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 56,382
Population in Households 54,398
Population in Familes 42,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,984
Population Density1 1,736
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $45,850
Average Household Income $60,856
Per Capita Income $23,844


Total Housing Units 23,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,400 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,072 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,537 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $148,747
Average Home Value $175,237


Total Households 21,472
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 13,396
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.42%
Households 0.37% 0.41%
Families 0.14% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 2018 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 Density # 55 76th
Diversity Index # 93 59th
Median Household Income # 108 53rd
Per Capita Income # 94 59th

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