Pocatello is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 56,266 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 (14.25%), sales jobs (11.31%), and teaching (7.84%).
Pocatello is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Pocatello enrolled in college, Pocatello has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
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 16.18 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%: 28.88% of adults in Pocatello have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pocatello in 2010 was $23,752, 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 $95,008 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 Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Pocatello is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.