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Pocatello is a city in Bannock County. (The community straddles Bannock and Power counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community was named after 19th-century Shoshoni chief.

The latitude of Pocatello is 42.871N. The longitude is -112.444W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,462 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 51,009.


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Median household income
Local
$34,326
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pocatello demographic reports
Pocatello is on the Portneuf River.
Public transportation: Pocatello Regional Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 138. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Stacy Dragila, Olympic medallist
Local festivals include:
  • North Bannock County Fair - Aug. 13-18, 2007
  • Bannock County Bluegrass Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Portneuf Greenway RiverFest - June 23, 2007
  • Idaho International Choral Festival - July 15-20, 2007
  • Sagebrush Arts Fest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pocatello web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Bannock County Historical Museum, Idaho Museum of Natural History
Colleges and universities: Idaho State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 66

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pocatello demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bannock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pocatello area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Pocatello residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pocatello ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pocatello was $17,425, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% of Pocatello residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Pocatello include Idaho State University Neighborhood Historic District, Pocatello Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pocatello, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.


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Libraries in Pocatello include Marshall Public ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pocatello include Idaho State Journal

TV stations in Pocatello include KFXP, KISU, KPVI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KISU-FM.

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Bannock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pocatello political report.

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The average commute time for Pocatello workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pocatello between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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