Census 2010: Idaho › Pocatello

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Square miles: 32.4 Population per sq. mile: 1,683.8

  • 2010 population: 54,255
  • 2000 population: 51,466
  • Total change: 2,789 (5.4%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 25.6%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 30.2 years old

Pocatello population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native9141.7%6931.3%31.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1290.2%1030.2%25.2%
Other race1,2522.3%1,1202.2%11.8%
Two or more races1,4962.8%1,0782.1%38.8%
*Hispanic origin3,9097.2%2,5444.9%53.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 14,011 (25.8%)

Diversity Index: 37.6%

Ages 18+

Population: 40,244 (74.2%)

Diversity Index: 25.7%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native2731.9%6411.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander370.3%920.2%
Other race3492.5%9032.2%
Two or more races7575.4%7391.8%
*Hispanic origin1,52710.9%2,3825.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population27,061 (49.9%)
Median age29.4
Population27,194 (50.1%)
Median age31.1
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 108,46315.6%4,39616.2%4,06715.0%
10 to 19 years7,62914.1%3,97514.7%3,65413.4%
20 to 29 years10,86720.0%5,47720.2%5,39019.8%
30 to 39 years6,93512.8%3,53113.0%3,40412.5%
40 to 49 years5,70710.5%2,78310.3%2,92410.8%
50 to 59 years6,38611.8%3,12311.5%3,26312.0%
60 to 69 years4,1767.7%2,0717.7%2,1057.7%
70 to 79 years2,4444.5%1,0854.0%1,3595.0%
80 and older1,6483.0%6202.3%1,0283.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 13,253 (63.6%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.5
Households 7,579 (36.4%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 5,475 26.3% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 4,349 20.9% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 449 2.2% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 631 3.0% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 913 4.4% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 1,436 6.9% ...
Single male living alone 2,809 13.5% n/a
Single female living alone 2,922 14.0% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 1,848 8.9% n/a
Total 20,832 100% n/a
Family households 13,253 63.6% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 6,416 30.8% ...
Non-family households 7,579 36.4% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 4,152 19.9% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.3
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.7%
Renter-occupied properties8%
Overall vacancy rate7.0%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant1,572 7.0%
For rent6753.0%
Rented, but unoccupied370.2%
For sale3681.6%
Sold, but unoccupied700.3%
Seasonal use only970.4%
Other vacant units3251.5%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team