Pocatello 74 Excellent
Pocatello Livability #56 ranked city in Idaho#8,417 ranked city in the USARanks better than 71% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Pocatello Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Pocatello Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Idaho
8515% less expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pocatello cost of living
D+ Pocatello Crime Total crime is 91% higher than Idaho
Total crime
2,75911% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3711% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Pocatello crime
D Pocatello Employment Household income is 16% lower than Idaho
Median household income
$41,17226% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,19226% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% lower than the US average
Pocatello employment
D+ Pocatello Housing Home value is 19% lower than Idaho
Median home value
$135,50027% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$62035% lower than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Pocatello real estate or Pocatello rentals
D Pocatello Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Idaho
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:116% higher than the US average
Pocatello K-12 schools
C+ Pocatello User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Pocatello
Overall user rating
67% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
62% 10 total surveys
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      Living in Pocatello, ID

      Pocatello, Idaho is a moderately-sized city with a population of 54,592 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Pocatello is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are American Indian and Alaskan and Black. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Pocatello residents is 31. 73% of the people in Pocatello (over the age of 15) are married and 55% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Pocatello, Idaho. To help you find the best places to live in and around Pocatello, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

      Using data and statistics Pocatello has received a livability score of 70 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 63rd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Pocatello ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). On a more negative note, Pocatello does not have favorable grades for the following: weather (D-), education (D) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Pocatello on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Idaho Museum of Natural History, Old Town, and Fort Hall Replica.

      Pocatello real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Pocatello. The median home price for Pocatello homes is $135,500, which is 19.3% lower than the Idaho average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pocatello, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 2.9% lower than the Idaho average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Pocatello were 10.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.8%.

      Pocatello transportation information

      Average one way commute16min20min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.0%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%10.0%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%0.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.8%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.3%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%5.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Pocatello, ID data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).