Pocatello, Idaho Population 2021

57,947
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Pocatello Demographics

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

  • White: 88.84%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Asian: 2.37%
  • Other race: 2.16%
  • Native American: 2.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Pocatello, Idaho is 57,947based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,982.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,255.

Pocatello, Idaho Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202197,7191,1151.14%
202096,6041,1151.15%
201995,4891,1151.17%
201894,3741,2861.36%
201793,0887310.79%
201692,3574860.53%
201591,8716060.66%
201491,265190.02%
201391,246-339-0.37%
201291,5851640.18%
201191,4215290.58%
201090,8920.00%

Pocatello Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,33088.84%
Two or More Races1,9373.49%
Asian1,3182.37%
Some Other Race1,2012.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1512.07%
Black or African American4780.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1100.20%
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Pocatello Population By Race

Pocatello Population Pyramid 2021

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Pocatello Median Age

32.5


Total

31.3


Male

33.9


Female

Pocatello Adults

There are 41,903 adults, (7,354 of whom are seniors) in Pocatello.

Pocatello Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocatello Sex Ratio

Mujer

28,364

51.08%

Masculino

27,161

48.92%

Pocatello Population by Age

Pocatello Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pocatello Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All62.5%37.5%
Mujer54.8%45.2%
Masculino47.8%52.2%
Non Family47.1%52.9%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pocatello Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,7472.5962.5
Married9,3403.3279.5
Non Family8,2641.4647.1
Mujer2,2083.4154.8
Masculino9353.3747.8

3.27

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Pocatello Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6121.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,8945.44%
High School Graduate9,14126.23%
Some College9,50327.27%
Associates Degree3,1238.96%
Bachelors Degree7,15220.52%
Graduate Degree3,4219.82%
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Pocatello Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pocatello Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30,40428,6609,524
Hispanic2,3821,836401
2+ Races767698200
Asian748664368
Other Race72040840
Native American59747843
Black21520198
Islander4716

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.20%.

Pocatello Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$31,080$38,555$24,116
Less Than 9th Grade$21,835$30,010$14,566
High School Graduate$26,397$30,040$21,750
Some College$29,366$38,372$22,083
Bachelors Degree$36,681$51,611$26,887
Graduate Degree$54,364$64,515$45,375

$31,080

Average Earnings

$38,555

Average Male

$24,116

Average Female

Pocatello Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pocatello Language by Age

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Pocatello Language

92.83% of Pocatello residents speak only English, while 7.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.

Pocatello Language

Pocatello Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,9857,48316.63%
Hispanic4,7881,33127.80%
Multiple1,87049226.31%
Native1,10048343.91%
Other1,17348040.92%
Asian1,26527221.50%
Black42011928.33%
Islander978183.51%

18.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

20.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocatello

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocatello is Islander, with 83.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocatello is White, with 16.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.91%.

Pocatello Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.27%
High School17.96%
Some College12.48%
Bachelors or Greater6.40%

Pocatello Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.99%
Male Unemployed39.40%
Female Employed15.94%
Male Employed10.83%

Pocatello Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pocatello Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,617$62,916
Families$61,573$75,514
Married Families$72,902-
Non Families$29,167$41,710
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Income by Household Type

Pocatello Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocatello Married by Age and Sex

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Pocatello 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 Marital Status by Race

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Pocatello Marital Status

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3,331

Number of Veterans

3,091

Male Veterans

240

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,287
First Gulf War721
Second Gulf War594
Korea219
World War II47

Pocatello Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54905
65 to 74830
75+717
55 to 64595
18 to 34284

Pocatello Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2528.66%
Hispanic872.74%
2+ Races292.71%
Native American283.52%
Black226.49%

Pocatello Veterans by Race

Pocatello Veterans by Education

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7.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocatello Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pocatello Employment by Age

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Pocatello Employment by Race

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Pocatello Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.73%

Born in Pocatello

95.77%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

2.76%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.77% of Pocatello residents were born in the United States, with 56.73% having been born in Idaho. 2.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pocatello Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,9476551.14%
202057,2926551.16%
201956,6376551.17%
201855,9826461.17%
201755,3364250.77%
201654,9111360.25%
201554,7753480.64%
201454,427-49-0.09%
201354,476-303-0.55%
201254,779770.14%
201154,7023670.68%
201054,3352,8690.54%
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%

Pocatello Population by Year