Pocatello, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pocatello, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Pocatello had a population of 55,781 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocatello: Pocatello Junction.

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Pocatello, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,781
Daytime Population: Workers 26,828
Daytime Population: Residents 31,283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 58,111
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 53,908
Population in Familes 41,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,873
Population Density2 1,717
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $40,569
Average Household Income $57,557
Per Capita Income $22,536


Total Housing Units 22,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,646 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,570 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,591 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $144,050
Average Home Value $165,627


Total Households 21,216
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 13,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.39% 0.25%
Households 0.26% 0.2%
Families 0.1% 0.09%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 2017 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 # 141 38th
Per Capita Income # 91 60th

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