Pocatello, Idaho

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Pocatello, Idaho
City of Pocatello
Nickname(s): 
"U.S. Smile Capital", "The Gate City"
Motto(s): 
"Gateway to the Northwest"
Location of Pocatello in Bannock County and Power County, Idaho.
Location of Pocatello in Bannock County and Power County, Idaho.
Pocatello, Idaho is located in the United States
Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello, Idaho
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°52′31″N 112°26′50″W / 42.87528°N 112.44722°W / 42.87528; -112.44722Coordinates: 42°52′31″N 112°26′50″W / 42.87528°N 112.44722°W / 42.87528; -112.44722
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountiesBannock, Power
Established1889
Government
 • MayorBrian Blad (R)
Area
 • City32.67 sq mi (84.61 km2)
 • Land32.51 sq mi (84.20 km2)
 • Water0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
Elevation
4,462 ft (1,360 m)
Population
 • City54,255
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
54,746
 • Density1,683.92/sq mi (650.16/km2)
 • Metro
90,656
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain Standard Time (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (Mountain Daylight Time (MDT))
ZIP Code
83201
Area code(s)208
FIPS code16-64090
GNIS feature ID0397053
Interstate(s)I-15.svg I-86.svg
U.S. Route(s)link = U.S. Route 30 in Idaho link = U.S. Route 91 in Idaho
Websitewww.pocatello.us

Pocatello is a city of Idaho in the United States.

History[change | change source]

Pocatello was created in 1889. People came here on the Oregon Trail.

Geography[change | change source]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Pocatello Regional Airport, Idaho (1981–2010 normals, extremes 1939–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 60
(16)
65
(18)
75
(24)
86
(30)
97
(36)
103
(39)
104
(40)
104
(40)
98
(37)
91
(33)
75
(24)
64
(18)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 32.6
(0.3)
37.5
(3.1)
48.8
(9.3)
58.3
(14.6)
67.8
(19.9)
77.8
(25.4)
87.8
(31.0)
87.1
(30.6)
75.8
(24.3)
61.0
(16.1)
44.5
(6.9)
32.8
(0.4)
59.4
(15.2)
Average low °F (°C) 16.0
(−8.9)
19.2
(−7.1)
27.1
(−2.7)
32.9
(0.5)
39.7
(4.3)
46.5
(8.1)
52.0
(11.1)
50.7
(10.4)
42.1
(5.6)
33.0
(0.6)
24.1
(−4.4)
16.1
(−8.8)
33.3
(0.7)
Record low °F (°C) −31
(−35)
−33
(−36)
−12
(−24)
12
(−11)
20
(−7)
28
(−2)
34
(1)
30
(−1)
19
(−7)
7
(−14)
−14
(−26)
−29
(−34)
−33
(−36)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.99
(25)
0.97
(25)
1.26
(32)
1.15
(29)
1.46
(37)
0.99
(25)
0.64
(16)
0.61
(15)
0.84
(21)
0.87
(22)
1.11
(28)
1.24
(31)
12.13
(308)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.8
(22)
7.1
(18)
5.4
(14)
3.2
(8.1)
0.8
(2.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.6
(4.1)
5.7
(14)
10.7
(27)
43.4
(110)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 11.4 9.8 9.7 9.0 9.5 6.6 4.4 4.5 4.9 6.2 9.3 11.3 96.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 9.9 7.2 5.1 2.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 5.3 10.0 42.2
Average relative humidity (%) 75.2 72.3 65.0 53.8 51.8 49.2 41.3 40.4 46.7 54.5 68.8 75.3 57.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 123.6 159.9 231.1 261.7 304.6 337.8 382.7 346.0 292.7 240.8 130.6 113.3 2,924.8
Percent possible sunshine 42 54 62 65 67 74 82 80 78 70 45 40 66
Source: NOAA (sun and relative humidity 1961–1990)[4][5][6]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19004,046
19109,110125.2%
192015,00164.7%
193016,4719.8%
194018,13310.1%
195026,13144.1%
196026,5341.5%
197040,03650.9%
198046,34015.7%
199046,080−0.6%
200051,46611.7%
201054,2555.4%
Est. 201654,746[3]6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 Census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 54,255 people, 20,832 households, and 13,253 families living in Pocatello.[2] The people were 90.5% White, 1% African American, 1.7% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. 7.2% of the people were Hispanic or Latino.

25.8% of the people were under 18 years old; 14.5% of the people were between 18 and 24 years old; 27.4% of the people were between 25 and 44 years old; 21.8% of the people were between 45 and 64 years old; 10.7% were 65 years old or older. 50.1% of the people were women, and 49.9% of the people were men.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  5. "ID Pocatello RGNL AP". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  6. "WMO Climate Normals for Pocatello/Municipal ARPT, ID 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.