Pocatello, Idaho Population 2019

Pocatello, Idaho's estimated population is 56,266 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Pocatello, Idaho is the 6th largest city in Idaho based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1727.29 people/mi² (666.91 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.6 years, 30.8 years for males, and 32.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 22,751 households in the city, with an average size of 2.57 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.6%, with a median rent of $641/month. The median house has 6 rooms, and has a value of $138,000.

The median income for households in Pocatello, Idaho is $42,979, while the mean household income is $60,186.

Pocatello Id Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pocatello Id was:

  • White: 90.38%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Native American: 1.89%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Black or African American: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
LatLng(42.8716, -112.4656)
Rank in State6th
StateIdaho
CountyBannock County
Time Zone
Land Area (km²)84.37 (32.57 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.41 (0.16 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID1664090
Density (km²)666.91
Density (mi²)1,727.29
Area Code(s)208
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201856,2668301.50%
201755,4364500.82%
201654,9861960.36%
201554,7903670.67%
201454,423-47-0.09%
201354,470-300-0.55%
201254,770800.15%
201154,6903590.66%
201054,3312,8650.54%
200051,4665,3861.11%
199046,080-260-0.06%
198046,3406,3041.47%
197040,03611,5023.44%
196028,5342,4030.88%
195026,1317,9983.72%
194018,1331,6620.97%
193016,4711,4700.94%
192015,0015,8915.11%
19109,1105,0648.45%
19004,0460.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201887,1381,4971.72%
201785,6418470.99%
201684,7945780.68%
201584,2166820.81%
201483,534850.10%
201383,449-295-0.35%
201283,7441160.14%
201183,6286090.73%
201083,0190.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White49,398
Two or More Races1,811
American Indian and Alaska Native1,034
Some Other Race971
Asian884
Black or African American433
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander127

Pocatello Id Population Pyramid 2019

Pocatello Id Median Age

31.6


Total

30.8


Male

32.7


Female

Pocatello Id Adults

There are 40,829 adults, (6,677 of whom are seniors) in Pocatello Id.

Pocatello Id Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocatello Id Sex Ratio

Female

27,826

50.91%

Male

26,832

49.09%

Pocatello Id Households and Families

Pocatello Id Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pocatello Id Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All63.8%36.2%
Female55.9%44.1%
Male49.7%50.3%
Non Family46.8%53.2%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,5492.5763.8
Married9,4443.2981.2
Non Family7,6531.4346.8
Female2,3693.0255.9
Male1,0833.3949.7

3.15

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pocatello Id Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6431.92%
9th to 12th Grade1,8195.42%
High School Graduate8,82326.30%
Some College9,26727.62%
Associates Degree2,7928.32%
Bachelors Degree6,59619.66%
Graduate Degree3,61210.77%

Pocatello Id Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,67927,8469,220
Hispanic2,2201,781442
Multiple Races681589225
Native American52645140
Other Race52627871
Asian459394242
Black209195125
Islander2412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 59.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,633$36,489$22,902
Less Than High School$18,713$26,957$9,653
High School Grad$24,366$27,098$19,204
Some College$26,546$36,534$20,560
Bachelors Degree$36,739$53,571$27,261
Graduate Degree$52,908$54,934$50,606

$28,633

Average Earnings

$36,489

Average Male

$22,902

Average Female

Pocatello Id Language

Pocatello Id Language by Age

Pocatello Id Language

91.26% of Pocatello Id residents speak only English, while 8.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.85% of the population.

Pocatello Id Poverty

Pocatello Id Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,1018,50618.86%
Hispanic4,5761,29728.34%
Other94044847.66%
Multiple1,66544226.55%
Native94431333.16%
Asian83328333.97%
Black36911631.44%
Islander1279474.02%

20.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.36%

Male Poverty Rate

21.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocatello Id

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocatello Id is Islander, with 74.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocatello Id is White, with 18.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.41%
High School18.98%
Some College13.88%
Bachelors or Greater7.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.89%
Male Unemployed41.25%
Female Employed17.78%
Male Employed13.70%

Pocatello Id Income

Pocatello Id Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,979$60,186
Families$56,754$72,500
Married Families$70,812$84,337
Non Families$25,477$37,176

Pocatello Id Marital Status

Pocatello Id Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocatello Id Married by Age and Sex

Pocatello Id Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pocatello Id Marital Status by Race

Pocatello Id Veterans

3,078

Number of Veterans

2,882

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,219
First Gulf War645
Second Gulf War471
Korea266
World War II107

Pocatello Id Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0048.09%
2 or More444.38%
Hispanic280.93%
Indian283.95%
Black20.58%

Pocatello Id Veterans by Education

8.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocatello Id Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pocatello Id Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.50%

Born in Idaho

95.72%

Native Born

4.28%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.72% of Pocatello Id residents were born in the United States, with 59.50% having been born in Idaho. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.