Pocatello (pronounced Poke-ah-tello) is home to several corporate headquarters, such as Farm Bureau Insurance and Varsity Contractors and home to several multinational companies, like LA Semiconductor, Petersen, Inc., Great Western Malting, Amy's Kitchen, and ATCO Structures & Logistics. The city is also home to Idaho State University. Over 12,000 students from around the United States and across the globe further their education through more than 200 programs offered by the school. While Pocatello is the 5th largest city in Idaho with a population of 54,255 (Census 2010), it has maintained a distinctly small-town atmosphere.
The city of Pocatello is located in southeast Idaho and nestled at 4,448 feet in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains along the Oregon Trail.
Pocatello has an unusually desirable 4-season climate where clear, sunny and dry is the norm. Our 32 parks, Museum of Natural History, Fort Hall Replica, several golf courses, Ross Park Aquatic Complex, Nordic Center cross-country skiing, mountain biking and hiking trails, skate park, and Zoo Idaho are just a few of the attractions visitors and residents enjoy.
Proud to be Pocatello
Our "Proud to Be Pocatello" philosophy is evident everywhere you look. Six active neighborhood associations, a host of volunteer and civic organizations, Idaho State University representatives and committed business leaders are all dedicated to working with local elected officials to make Pocatello an even better place to live and do business. Residents in the U.S. Smile Capital care about each other and our community, and our pride shows!
- In 2023, Fortune ranked Pocatello #43 in its 50 BEST Places to Live for Families.
- In 2013, AARP named Pocatello one of their best places to retire.
For more information about why we are "Proud to Be Pocatello," please contact:
- Pocatello Mayor's Office
City of Pocatello
- Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Hunter, Executive Director
- Bannock Development Corporation
John Regetz, Executive Director
- Old Town Pocatello
Stephanie Palagi, Executive Director