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Bannock County, Idaho
Seal of Bannock County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Bannock County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the USA highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 6, 1893
Seat Pocatello
Largest City Pocatello
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,147 sq mi (2,971 km²)
1,112 sq mi (2,880 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 3.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

83,744
74/sq mi (29/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.bannockcounty.us
Named for: Bannock tribe

Bannock County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census the population was 82,839, making it the fifth-most populous county in Idaho. The county seat and largest city is Pocatello. The county was established in 1893 and named after the local Bannock tribe. It is one of the counties with territories included in the Fort Hall Indian Reservation of the federally recognized Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Bannock County comprises the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,147 square miles (2,970 km2), of which 1,112 square miles (2,880 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.1%) is water. The Portneuf River flows through the county, meeting the Snake River (the American Falls Reservoir) at the county's lowest point, its northwestern corner. Bonneville Peak, on the eastern border in the Portneuf Range, is the county's highest point at 9,271 feet (2825 m); on its western slopes is the Pebble Creek ski area.

Adjacent counties

Highways

  • I-15.svg - Interstate 15
  • I-86.svg - Interstate 86
  • US 30.svg - US 30
  • US 91.svg - US 91
  • ID-40.svg - SH-40

National protected area

  • Caribou National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 11,702
1910 19,242 64.4%
1920 27,532 43.1%
1930 31,266 13.6%
1940 34,759 11.2%
1950 41,745 20.1%
1960 49,342 18.2%
1970 52,200 5.8%
1980 65,421 25.3%
1990 66,026 0.9%
2000 75,565 14.4%
2010 82,839 9.6%
Est. 2015 83,744 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 75,565 people, 27,192 households, and 19,224 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 29,102 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.29% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 2.91% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 2.08% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 4.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.1% were of English, 14.2% German, 11.1% American and 7.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 27,192 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 14.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,683, and the median income for a family was $44,192. Males had a median income of $36,056 versus $23,595 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,148. About 9.80% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 82,839 people, 30,682 households, and 20,836 families residing in the county. The population density was 74.5 inhabitants per square mile (28.8/km2). There were 33,191 housing units at an average density of 29.8 per square mile (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.8% white, 3.2% American Indian, 1.3% Asian, 0.8% black or African American, 0.2% Pacific islander, 2.1% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.4% were English, 16.9% were German, 9.3% were Irish, and 7.0% were American.

Of the 30,682 households, 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.1% were non-families, and 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.17. The median age was 31.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,848 and the median income for a family was $54,650. Males had a median income of $43,538 versus $28,870 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,275. About 10.6% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

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