Pocatello is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 54,746 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Pocatello is the fifth 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pocatello who work in office and administrative support (15.45%), sales jobs (10.63%), and teaching (8.57%).
In addition, Pocatello is a college town. There are a lot of students in Pocatello attending college, and as a result Pocatello provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
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 16.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Many people in Pocatello take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Pocatello citizens for affordable transportation.
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: 29.93% of adults in Pocatello have a college degree.
The per capita income in Pocatello in 2010 was $22,192, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,768 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 German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Pocatello is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.