What you need to know about Pocatello, ID

Set against a Rocky Mountain backdrop in eastern Idaho, the Bannock County seat of Pocatello beckons newcomers with its beautiful views, outdoor adventure and rich educational and business opportunities. While the gold rush and railroad drew people here in the mid-19th century, a convenient location, easy transportation routes, Idaho State University and an excellent quality of life are today's newcomer magnets.

Ten Things to Do in Pocatello ID
Idaho State, zoo, brewpub enhance this fun community
Pocatello Offers Tons of Year Round Outdoors Recreation
From skiing and snowshoeing to mountain biking and boating, Pocatello is an outdoor-lover’s paradise.
Best Places to Eat in Pocatello, ID
Local menus keep residents coming back for more

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Population

54,466
Up by 0.39%
A man on horseback looks over the mountains at the Caribou-Targhee Forest.
The Best Day Trips from Pocatello, ID
These outdoor adventures are only a short drive away when you want a backyard getaway.
A man paddleboards at the Portneuf Wellness Complex, while many people wade in the water and watch from the beach.
Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello, ID
Pocatello-Chubbuck residents enjoy outdoor recreation, live shows at the new Portneuf Wellness Complex

Nearby Cities

Amy's Kitchen Relishes Fresh Opportunity in Pocatello
Amy's Kitchen repurposes production facility
A view of Holt Arena on the Idaho State University Campus with a mountain the background.
ISU, Pocatello-Chubbuck Enjoy Warm Relationship
Idaho State University greatly influences local living

Median Home Price

$132,500
Lower than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 63.62%
63.62% Complete
Homes Rented 36.38%
36.38% Complete

Real Estate

In Pocatello, Idaho


Ready to move to Pocatello? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Pocatello.
The Rise Complex, part of Idaho State University, is a big contributor the technological community.
Pocatello, ID Business Overview
Location, affordability, access to R&D add up to economic success
Public Art in Pocatello, ID
Attractions in Pocatello, ID
Arts events and destinations keep residents inspired year round
Idaho State Bengals
Fun Spectator and Other Sports in Pocatello ID
Pocatello-Chubbuck area appeals to adventure-seekers, athletes and fans
Many people in Pocatello enjoy volunteering, doing things that are right and make sense for the community.

Loren Azzola, community volunteer

Schools

In Pocatello, Idaho


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Pocatello rates.

Median Household Income

$40,792
Lower than the national average

Business

In Pocatello, Idaho


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Pocatello.
 Portneuf Valley Brewing in Pocatello, ID
Ten Things to Do in Pocatello ID
Idaho State, zoo, brewpub enhance this fun community
The Historic Chief Theater Sign in Pocatello, ID
Public Art Enlivens Pocatello
Pocatello supports a diverse, active public arts scene

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old
Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheater
Seeking to Improve Health of Pocatello, ID
PHCF working to improve health of Pocatello residents
Portneuf Medical Center, in Pocatello, ID
PMC Brings Top Health Care to Pocatello, ID
PMC is all about the health and wellness of Pocatello
ON Semiconductor in Pocatello, ID
Top Employers in Pocatello, ID Region
Top industries in Pocatello include agriculture, manufacturing, research and tourism.

Health

In Pocatello, Idaho


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Pocatello.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 30%
30% Complete
Graduated High School 93%
93% Complete
Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID
Pocatello: A Focus on Education
Quality schools benefit residents across the education continuum
Outdoor sports are easy to find in Pocatello, ID
Pocatello Offers Tons of Year Round Outdoors Recreation
From skiing and snowshoeing to mountain biking and boating, Pocatello is an outdoor-lover’s paradise.

More About Pocatello, ID

The Best Day Trips from Pocatello, ID
These outdoor adventures are only a short drive away when you want a backyard getaway.
Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello, ID
Pocatello-Chubbuck residents enjoy outdoor recreation, live shows at the new Portneuf Wellness Complex
Amy's Kitchen Relishes Fresh Opportunity in Pocatello
Amy's Kitchen repurposes production facility
ISU, Pocatello-Chubbuck Enjoy Warm Relationship
Idaho State University greatly influences local living
Pocatello, ID Chamber Hosts Tour Every 10 Years
Legislators visit for three days to learn about community
Pocatello, ID Business Overview
Location, affordability, access to R&D add up to economic success
Attractions in Pocatello, ID
Arts events and destinations keep residents inspired year round
Fun Spectator and Other Sports in Pocatello ID
Pocatello-Chubbuck area appeals to adventure-seekers, athletes and fans
Ten Things to Do in Pocatello ID
Idaho State, zoo, brewpub enhance this fun community
Public Art Enlivens Pocatello
Pocatello supports a diverse, active public arts scene
Seeking to Improve Health of Pocatello, ID
PHCF working to improve health of Pocatello residents
PMC Brings Top Health Care to Pocatello, ID
PMC is all about the health and wellness of Pocatello
J.R. Simplot’s Pocatello ID Plant Gives Back to Community
J.R. Simplot employees support causes in a big way
Top Employers in Pocatello, ID Region
Top industries in Pocatello include agriculture, manufacturing, research and tourism.
Pocatello: A Focus on Education
Quality schools benefit residents across the education continuum
Pocatello Offers Tons of Year Round Outdoors Recreation
From skiing and snowshoeing to mountain biking and boating, Pocatello is an outdoor-lover’s paradise.
Best Places to Eat in Pocatello, ID
Local menus keep residents coming back for more
Pocatello, ID Builds Reputation for Volunteerism
Volunteerism is a big part of Pocatello's quality of life.
Quality Healthcare in Pocatello
Residents of Pocatello have access to quality healthcare through Portneuf Medical Center.