Pocatello, ID

Pocatello profile

Living in Pocatello

Pocatello is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 56,320 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Pocatello is the sixth 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 sales jobs (12.02%), office and administrative support (12.00%), and teaching (8.74%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.36 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Pocatello who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.25% of adults in Pocatello have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pocatello in 2018 was $23,760, which is middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,040 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 Italian.

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