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Facts About Pocatello
Pocatello was originally inhabited by the Shoshoni and Bannock Indians.
The city was named after a Shoshoni chief, who granted the railroad a right-of-way through the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The city is at an elevation of 4,462 feet above sea level and is served by the Pocatello Regional Airport.
The city has a total area of 32.38 square miles, of which 32.22 square miles is land and 0.16 square miles is water.
Pocatello is known as “The Gateway to the North” and “Gate City.”
Pocatello is the county seat of and largest city in Bannock County, Founded in 1889.
The estimated population of Pocatello is 55,525, as of 2019.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,326, and the median income for a family was $41,884.
Pocatello is the fifth-largest city in the state, just behind Idaho Falls.
The Pocatello flag used from 2001 to 2017 was considered by the North American Vexillological Association to be the worst city flag in North America.