Pocatello, ID

Pocatello profile

Living in Pocatello

Pocatello is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 56,637 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Pocatello is the fifth largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities, Pocatello isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pocatello are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pocatello is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pocatello who work in office and administrative support (12.85%), sales jobs (11.32%), and teaching (8.42%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pocatello spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.55 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Pocatello is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.34% of adults in Pocatello have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pocatello in 2018 was $24,366, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,464 for a family of four. However, Pocatello contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pocatello is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pocatello home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pocatello residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pocatello include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Pocatello is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.