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.

Pocatello is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

One of the benefits of Pocatello is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Pocatello is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.25% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.