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Overview

Introduction to Blackfoot, Idaho

Blackfoot, Idaho, in Bingham county, is 22 miles N of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and 449 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Blackfoot History

Blackfoot was named by the traders and trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company, who crossed the area in 1818. They met with the Indians with the blackened footwear, which was caused by wildfires that occurred in the area in 1812. They referred to them as the 'Blackfoot Crowd.' In 1874, the first general store was opened by Major Danilson and Fredrick S. Stevenson. A post office was established on October 10, 1878. On November 10, 1878, railway track was laid through the town. On March 20, 1879, the area was renamed to Blackfoot. It became the county seat of the newly formed Bingham County on January 13, 1885.

Blackfoot and nearby Attractions

  • Bingham County Historical Museum
  • Idaho Potato Museum
  • Fort Hall
  • Jensens Lake

Things To Do In Blackfoot

Tourists can visit the Idaho Potato Museum and the Bingham County Historical Museum. The Jenson Grove Park, Jenson's Lake, and the Airport Park are also worth visiting. Every year, Blackfoot hosts several recreational events and special programs like the Eastern Idaho State Fair.

Blackfoot Transportation

Pocatello Regional Airport is nearby.

Blackfoot Higher Education

Idaho State University, Ricks College, Utah State University, and Weber State University offer opportunity for higher education to the residents.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,878
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+4,903
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,022
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,944
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,518

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,542
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$637
Median House Value$121,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.4%
English11.3%
Irish7.5%
Scottish7.3%
Swedish2.7%
Danishn2.6%
Swiss1.6%
Italian1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Greek0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.7%
Czech0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
German0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Blackfoot Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bingham County
Standard Zip Codes83221
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.27
Approximate Longitude-112.56

Blackfoot Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBLACKFOOT 1 SE
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp50 to 85 F
Oct Temp32 to 62 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationFORT HALL 1 NNE
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 57 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp30 to 61 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationMCCAMMON
Distance38.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 58 F
Jul Temp50 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 62 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basalt391$44,792
Chubbuck14,326$60,471
Firth437$55,000
Pocatello54,592$55,977
Shelley4,372$56,909

Blackfoot Public Libraries

Blackfoot Public
129 N BROADWAY
Blackfoot, Idaho
(208) 785-8628
Snake River School/community
924 W HWY 39
Blackfoot, Idaho
(208) 684-3063

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Blackfoot Hospitals

Idaho State Hospital South
(Government - State)
700 East Alice Street
(208) 785-1200
Bingham Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
98 Poplar Street
(208) 785-4100

Blackfoot Public Schools

Blackfoot Charter Community
2801 Hunters Loop
ZIP: 83221
(208) 782-0744
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Blackfoot High School
870 S Fisher Avenue
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8810
High
Total Enrollment 1023
Blackfoot Sixth Grade Elem
50 S Shilling Avenue
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8838
Middle
Total Enrollment 276
Donald D. Stalker Elementary
991 W Center Street
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8841
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Groveland Elementary School
375 West 170 North
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8829
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
I T Stoddard Elementary School
460 York Drive
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8832
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Idaho Science & Technology Charter School
21 N 550 W
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-7827
Middle
Total Enrollment 305
Idaho Stem Academy Dba Bingham Academy
1350 Parkway Drive #18, Riverside Plaza
ZIP: 83221
(208) 681-0083
High
Total Enrollment 60
Independence Alternate High
155 E Francis St
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8825
High
Total Enrollment 182
Irving Kindergarten Center
440 W Judicial Street
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8835
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Moreland Elementary School
185 N 750 W
ZIP: 83221
(208) 684-5115
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Mountain View Middle School
645 Mitchell Road
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8820
Middle
Total Enrollment 538
Ridge Crest Elementary School
800 Airport Road
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8894
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Riverside Elementary School
16 S 700 W
ZIP: 83221
(208) 684-5102
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Rockford Elementary School
1152 W Hwy 39
ZIP: 83221
(208) 684-4451
Middle
Total Enrollment 117
Snake River High School
922 W Hwy 39
ZIP: 83221
(208) 684-3061
High
Total Enrollment 554
Snake River Jr High School
918 W Hwy 39
ZIP: 83221
(208) 684-3018
Middle
Total Enrollment 235
Snake River Middle School
1060 W 110 S
ZIP: 83221
(208) 684-5171
Middle
Total Enrollment 238
Summit Alt Middle School
645 Mitchell Rd
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8820
Middle
Vaughn Hugie Family Ed Center
420 Cedar
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8848
Primary
Total Enrollment 31
Wapello Elementary School
195 E 350 N
ZIP: 83221
(208) 785-8844
Primary
Total Enrollment 226

Blackfoot Private Schools

Lillian Vallely School
350 S 700 W
ZIP: 83221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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