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Overview

Introduction to Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, Idaho, in Bannock county, is located 443 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Pocatello History

Pocatello was originally inhabited by the Shoshoni and Bannock Indians. In fact, the city was named after a Shoshoni chief. The area was first settled by the Europeans in the early 19th century. Fort Hall, which is located in the north of the present day city of Pocatello, was established 1834, by a U.S. fur trader called Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth. Gold was discovered in Idaho in 1860, which brought a large wave of U.S. settlers in Pocatello. It is the county seat of Bannock County, which was founded on March 6, 1893.

Pocatello and nearby Attractions

  • Bannock County Historical Museum
  • Pocatello Zoo
  • Idaho Museum of Natural History
  • Fort Hall
  • Westwood Mall

Things To Do In Pocatello

Pocatello is home to more than 30 parks including the Freckleton Park, Bonneville Park, Scardino Park, and Fairview Park. The Bannock County Historical Museum and Idaho Museum of Natural History are also nearby. At the Pocatello Zoo, one can see all the native species of animals and birds of the Rocky Mountains. Nordic Skiing and snowmobiling can be enjoyed at the Mink Creek Nordic Ski Complex, Scout Mountain - Mink Creek, and at the Pebble Creek Ski Area. The Pocatello Mall and Westwood Mall are the local shopping centers.

Pocatello Transportation

Pocatello Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Pocatello Higher Education

Idaho State University is located in the city. Ricks College, Weber State University, and Utah State University also offer opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,592
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+24,204
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,799
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,603
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,977
% Above Poverty Level78.9%
% Below Poverty Level21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$135,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.4%
English17.9%
Irish7.9%
Italian3.6%
Scottish3.3%
Norwegian3%
Swedish2.9%
Danishn2.8%
Welsh2.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Dutch1.8%
Arab1.2%
Swiss0.9%
Polish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Basque0.4%
Czech0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
German0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Pocatello Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bannock County
Standard Zip Codes83201, 83204, 83202
P.O. Box Zip Codes83205, 83206, 83203
Company Zip Codes83209
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude42.9
Approximate Longitude-112.39

Pocatello Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOCATELLO RGNL AP
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 62 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
StationFORT HALL 1 NNE
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 57 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp30 to 61 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationMINIDOKA DAM
Distance55.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp54 to 88 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip9.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen2,167$43,244
American Falls4,351$44,968
Blackfoot11,878$58,542
Chubbuck14,326$60,471
Inkom861$62,000
McCammon718$66,875

Pocatello Public Libraries

Marshall Public
113 S GARFIELD
Pocatello, Idaho
(208) 232-1263

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Pocatello Hospitals

Portneuf Medical Center
(Proprietary)
777 Hospital Way
(208) 239-1000

Pocatello Public Schools

Alameda Middle School
845 Mckinley Ave
ZIP: 83201
(208) 232-0378
Middle
Total Enrollment 648
Lewis & Clark Elementary Sch
800 Grace Drive
ZIP: 83201
(208) 233-2552
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Franklin Middle School
2271 E Terry Street
ZIP: 83201
(208) 233-5590
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
New Horizons High School (alt)
955 W Alameda Rd
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-2233
High
Total Enrollment 138
Gate City Elementary School
2288 Hiskey Street
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-2503
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Kinport Academy
955 W Alameda
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-2233
Middle
Total Enrollment 25
Washington Elementary School
226 South 10th Avenue
ZIP: 83201
(208) 232-2976
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Claude A Wilcox Elem School
427 Lark Lane
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Edahow Elementary School
2020 Pocatello Creek Road
ZIP: 83201
(208) 233-1844
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
The Academy At Roosevelt Cntr
240 E Maple
ZIP: 83201
(208) 232-1447
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Syringa Elementary School
388 East Griffith Road
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Greenacres Elementary School
1250 East Oak Street
ZIP: 83201
(208) 233-2575
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Tendoy Elementary School
957 East Alameda Road
ZIP: 83201
(208) 233-2921
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Highland High School
1800 Bench Road
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-1300
High
Total Enrollment 1457
Hawthorne Middle School
1025 W Eldredge Street
ZIP: 83201
(208) 237-1680
Middle
Total Enrollment 757
Gem Prep: Pocatello School
1451 Jessie Clark Lane
ZIP: 83202
(208) 238-1388
Primary
Total Enrollment 41
Fort Hall Elementary School
B Street, Box 430
ZIP: 83202
(208) 237-2207
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Tyhee Elementary School
12743 W Tyhee Road
ZIP: 83202
(208) 237-0551
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Pocatello High School
325 N Arthur Street
ZIP: 83204
(208) 233-2056
High
Total Enrollment 1015
Century High School
7801 Diamondback Drive
ZIP: 83204
(208) 478-6863
High
Total Enrollment 1210
Indian Hills Elementary School
666 Cheyenne Avenue
ZIP: 83204
(208) 232-4086
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Pocatello Community Charter
615 W Maple
ZIP: 83204
(208) 478-2522
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Gateway Prof-tech School
3115 Pole Line Rd
ZIP: 83204
(208) 235-3243
High
Irving Middle School
911 N Grant Avenue
ZIP: 83204
(208) 232-3039
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Lincoln Preschool Center
330 Oakwood Drive
ZIP: 83204
(208) 233-6606
Primary
Total Enrollment 84
Jefferson Elementary School
1455 Gwen Drive
ZIP: 83204
(208) 232-2914
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Pocatello Juvenile Detention
137 S 5th Street
ZIP: 83205
(208) 234-1080
Other
Total Enrollment 19

Pocatello Private Schools

Holy Spirit Catholic School
540 N 7th Ave
ZIP: 83201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
Calvary Chapel Christian School
1633 Olympus Blvd
ZIP: 83201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Grace Lutheran School
1350 Baldy Ave
ZIP: 83201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 302
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