Introduction to Chubbuck, Idaho

Chubbuck, Idaho, in Bannock county, is located 3 miles N of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center) and is 446 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city is located in the Pocatello metropolitan area. There are approximately 9,700 people in Chubbuck.

Chubbuck History

In the early 1800s, hunters and trappers visited the Chubbuck area for trading with the Indians. The first settlers were the Bannock and Shoshone Indians. John C. Fremont came to the area in 1843 and found it to be appropriate for agriculture. The city got its name from a railroad conductor called Earl Chubbuck. Formerly, it was called Chubbuck Beet Run, and later shortened to Chubbuck Siding. Eventually the city came to be known as Chubbuck.

Chubbuck and nearby Attractions

  • Pine Ridge Mall
  • Stuart Park
  • Idaho Museum of Natural History
  • Fort Hall

Things To Do In Chubbuck

Tourists in Chubbuck city can visit the Idaho Museum of Natural History and Fort Hall for their rich historical significance. Also, the Stuart Park offers a variety of recreational facilities that attract all the residents of the city. Tourists also find the Pine Ridge Mall to be a wonderful destination for shopping as well as hanging out.

Chubbuck Transportation

Pocatello Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Chubbuck Higher Education

Higher education facilities are offered by Idaho State University, Utah State University, Ricks College, and Weber State University.


Total Population 14,224
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,938
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 62.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $33,116
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,263
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,372


Median Family Income $60,528
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%


People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $680
Median House Value $161,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 20.1%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chubbuck Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Pocatello, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 446 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Bannock
Metro Area Pocatello
Standard Zip Codes 83202
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.92
Longitude -112.465

Chubbuck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 30 to 61 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 50 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 62 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 2,046 $43,750
American Falls 4,380 $43,053
Blackfoot 11,843 $52,455
Inkom 894 $53,295
McCammon 630 $46,964
Pocatello 54,549 $53,861

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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