Pocatello, Idaho Population 2024

58,706

Pocatello is a city located in Bannock County and Power County Idaho. Pocatello has a 2024 population of 58,706. It is also the county seat of Bannock County.Pocatello is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,433 in 2020.

The average household income in Pocatello is $72,933 with a poverty rate of 14.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pocatello is 32.9 years, 32.2 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

Pocatello Demographics

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

  • White: 86.15%
  • Two or more races: 6.03%
  • Asian: 2.43%
  • Other race: 2.33%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
State
Idaho
Land Area (mi²)
33.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,766.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.03% (2,273)
The current population of Pocatello, Idaho is 58,706 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 56,433.

Pocatello, Idaho Population 2024

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Pocatello Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White48,74886.15%
Two or more races3,4126.03%
Asian1,3752.43%
Other race1,3212.33%
Native American8531.51%
Black or African American7891.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander840.15%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pocatello Population by Race

Pocatello Population Pyramid 2024

Pocatello Median Age

32.9

Total

32.2

Male

33.8

Female

Pocatello Adults

There are 42,544 adults, (7,686 of whom are seniors) in Pocatello.

Pocatello Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocatello Sex Ratio

Female27,91949.34%
Male28,66350.66%

Pocatello Population by Age

Pocatello Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,6572.4863.636.4
Married9,5883.3679.320.7
Non Family9,3491.2749.450.6
Female1,8833.5250.249.8
Male8373.5772.227.8
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3.3

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pocatello Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pocatello Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pocatello Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.78%.

Pocatello Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,556

Average Earnings

$45,734

Average Male

$31,615

Average Female

Pocatello Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pocatello Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pocatello Language

94.59% of Pocatello residents speak only English, while 5.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.62% of the population.

Pocatello Language

Pocatello Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White44,1275,89913.37%
Hispanic4,9561,10222.24%
Multiple3,32254516.41%
Native77130839.95%
Other1,14024621.58%
Black69011917.25%
Asian1,224453.68%
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14.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.54%

Male Poverty Rate

15.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocatello

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocatello is Native, with 39.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocatello is Asian, with 3.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.68%.

Pocatello Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.62%
High School17.46%
Some College9.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.51%
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Pocatello Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed27.21%
Female Unemployed11.94%
Female Employed10.38%
Male Employed7.06%
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Pocatello Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pocatello Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pocatello Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocatello Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pocatello Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pocatello Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pocatello Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,076

Number of Veterans

2,752

Male Veterans

324

Female Veterans

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Pocatello Veterans by War

count

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Pocatello Veterans by Age

count

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Pocatello Veterans by Race

Pocatello Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocatello Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pocatello Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pocatello Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pocatello Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.16%

Born in Pocatello

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

2.03%

Non Citizen

1.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.09% of Pocatello residents were born in the United States, with 57.16% having been born in Idaho. 2.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pocatello Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202961,1464880.8%
202860,6584880.81%
202760,1704880.82%
202659,6824880.82%
202559,1944880.83%
202458,7064880.84%
202358,2184880.85%
202257,7304880.85%
202157,2428091.43%
202056,433-205-0.36%
201956,6386031.08%
201856,0356401.16%
201755,3954280.78%
201654,9671420.26%
201554,8253660.67%
201454,459-40-0.07%
201354,499-296-0.54%
201254,795860.16%
201154,7093720.68%
201054,3372,8715.58%
200051,4665,38611.69%
199046,080-260-0.56%
198046,3406,30415.75%
197040,03611,50240.31%
196028,5342,4039.2%
195026,1317,99844.11%
194018,1331,66210.09%
193016,4711,4709.8%
192015,0015,89164.67%
19109,1105,064125.16%
19004,046
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Pocatello Population by Year