You don’t come across a city like Pocatello often; surrounded by various local recreational activities, a short drive to the most popular destinations in the nation – yet still boasts a cost of living significantly lower than the national average.

In Pocatello, your money goes further – allowing you to enjoy the various outdoor activities our region has to offer. Our city boasts a cost of living that is significantly lower than the national average.


About 60,000 individuals call the city of Pocatello home. An additional 30,000 make up rural outlying communities such as American Falls, Aberdeen, Rockland, Arbon Valley, Inkom, McCammon, Lava Hot Springs, Bancroft, Arimo, and Downey. Pocatello has maintained a steady 1% growth rate year over year, leading to continued expansion of retail and infrastructure, and at the same time keeping strong local communities and small town charm.

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Outdoor recreational opportunities seem to be endless in southeastern Idaho, and Pocatello is no exception. Our city boasts of over 1,000 miles of recreationally maintained trails and pathways providing opportunities for hiking, jogging, walking, mountain biking, 4 – wheeling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more. Visit visitpocatello.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/ to see all of the recreational opportunities that exist right here in Pocatello.


Idaho State University stands in the center of our city. Founded in 1901, our University attracts students from around the world. While offering more than 250 programs, ISU is the state’s designated lead institution in health professions. At Portneuf, our resident program as well as our nursing program work hand and hand with Idaho State University, helping to improve the health and well-being of the future of our community and the state of Idaho.

Learn more about Idaho State University here.



Portneuf Wellness Complex – Recreational pond, Volleyball, Basketball, Game Fields, Dirt Bike Trails, Paved Walking paths.

AMC Pine Ridge 11

Holt Arena – Idaho State University Sports Dome

Mountian View Event Center – Multipurpose Sports and Event Center

Bannock County Event Center – Horse Racing, Practice Arenas and RV Park

Ross Park Aquatic Complex – Water Park

Outback Golf Park – Driving Range & Miniature Golf

Bengal Ridge Disc Golf Course

Old Town Pocatello – Unique shops and restaurants

Marshall Public Library

Pocatello/Chubbuck School district provides education to over 12,500 students within 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools and an alternative schools.

High Schools

  • Century High School
  • Pocatello High School
  • Highland High School

Middle Schools

  • Alameda Middle School
  • Franklin Middle School
  • Hawthorne Middle School
  • Irving Middle Schools

Elementary Schools

  • Chubbuck Elementary School
  • Edahow Elementary School
  • Ellis Elementary School
  • Gate City Elementary School
  • Greenacres Elementary School
  • Indian Hills Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary School
  • Syringa Elementary School
  • Tendoy Elementary School
  • Tyhee Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Wilcox Elementary School

Pocatello enjoys a four-season climate in a high desert valley of Eastern Idaho. Predominately sunny skies allow for both summer and winter recreation opportunities.

Precipitation:

Pocatello averages about an inch of rainfall each month, leaving the rest of the month for opportunities to enjoy the incredible outdoor recreation surrounding our city.

Winter:

Snow can begin to fall in Pocatello as early as October. However, heaviest amounts of snow tend to arrive between December and March, giving you plenty of time to polish your skis, and enjoy local trails and ski mountains close to home.

Summer:

Average temperatures from June – August range from 78 degrees all the way up to mid 90’s. But don’t worry, you can enjoy the cool mountain air in the early mornings and beautiful summer nights in the evening.

Fall:

Fall in Pocatello is an excellent time to enjoy the beautiful color changes happening around various trails throughout the city. Temperatures range from mid 70 in September to low 60s in October.

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