Population: 54,592Median home value: $135,500 69 Ranks better than 63% of areas

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A+ Pocatello Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Pocatello Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Idaho
9010% 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 81% higher than Idaho
Total crime
3,37923% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3023% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
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 or Pocatello colleges

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%.

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Getting to Know Pocatello, ID

Having lived in Houston, Texas all my life I became so accustomed to the hustle and bustle of daily living that I had not given thought of their being a quieter way of life. The time came when I wanted to experience a more relaxed style of living but still having all the conveniences I had in the large city of Houston. After careful consideration and a bit of uncertainty I decided to relocate.

To my amazement and complete satisfaction Pocatello is exactly what I was hoping to find. There is no shortage of attractions, restaurants, nightlife or shopping locations. The community is busy but at the same time quiet and rooted in family values. Education provided is excellent for both children and adults. This is important for couples with children and for the adult wanting to continue his or her education. Restaurants offer a wide variety of food from which to choose. Seafood, Mexican, Asian, Italian and Greek restaurants can all be easily found. In addition to these restaurants there are other dining opitions that offer down-home cooked meals which are always a treat. Pocatello is the known as The Gateway to the Northwest and is a hub for transportation and trade. You can find Wal-mart Super Center, T.J. Maxx, Ross, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Lowes just to mention a few of the top well-known chains for your shopping convenience. Shopping malls and unique small shops provide a variety of selections. Nightlife includes dinner theatres, sports events, musicals, magic shows, concerts, sports bars and grills and just quiet movies at a local theatre. The Pocatello Zoo, golf courses, museums and libraries all offer outings for enjoyment. Pocatello, Idaho is rated a great place to live.
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