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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.
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.
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.
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
Median rent in Pocatello, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.
Libraries in Pocatello include Marshall Public ... View libraries
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.
Bannock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pocatello political report.
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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