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Bannock County, Idaho
Bannock County Courthouse.jpg
Bannock County Courthouse in Pocatello
Seal of Bannock County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Bannock County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1893
Named for Bannock tribe
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
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

87,018
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.bannockcounty.us

Bannock County is a county in the southeastern part of Idaho. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 87,018,[1] making it the sixth-most populous county in Idaho. The county seat and largest city is Pocatello.[2] 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.

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.[3] 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) ASL; 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 populations
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%
US Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2020[8] 2020[9]

Bannock County is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2000 census[]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[10] there were 75,565 people, 27,192 households, and 19,224 families 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.

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.

The county population contained 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 in the county.[11] 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).[12] 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.[11] In terms of ancestry, 23.4% were English, 16.9% were German, 9.3% were Irish, and 7.0% were American.[13]

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.[11]

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.[14]

Government and politics[]

The last Democratic candidate for President to win the county was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964,[15] although subsequent Republican victories have been by smaller margins than those in neighboring counties, due to the presence of Idaho State University. The closest a Democrat has gotten to winning Bannock County since 1964 was in 1992 when Bill Clinton lost to George H.W. Bush by 2.9 percent.

United States presidential election results for Bannock County, Idaho[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 23,331 58.65% 14,682 36.91% 1,770 4.45%
2016 17,180 51.41% 10,342 30.95% 5,894 17.64%
2012 21,010 59.14% 13,214 37.20% 1,299 3.66%
2008 19,356 54.62% 14,792 41.74% 1,289 3.64%
2004 21,479 61.64% 12,903 37.03% 462 1.33%
2000 18,223 59.07% 10,892 35.30% 1,737 5.63%
1996 14,058 44.80% 12,806 40.81% 4,513 14.38%
1992 12,016 37.30% 11,091 34.43% 9,104 28.26%
1988 14,986 52.40% 13,074 45.71% 541 1.89%
1984 18,742 65.77% 9,399 32.98% 355 1.25%
1980 18,477 61.88% 8,639 28.93% 2,743 9.19%
1976 13,172 53.65% 10,261 41.80% 1,117 4.55%
1972 12,856 57.93% 7,840 35.33% 1,495 6.74%
1968 10,234 47.97% 9,084 42.58% 2,016 9.45%
1964 7,825 36.72% 13,483 63.28% 0 0.00%
1960 9,157 42.11% 12,586 57.89% 0 0.00%
1956 10,476 53.51% 9,101 46.49% 0 0.00%
1952 10,864 55.25% 8,771 44.61% 27 0.14%
1948 5,580 35.86% 9,679 62.20% 301 1.93%
1944 5,413 35.84% 9,681 64.09% 11 0.07%
1940 5,419 34.05% 10,493 65.94% 1 0.01%
1936 3,830 28.60% 9,443 70.51% 120 0.90%
1932 4,676 35.81% 8,271 63.34% 112 0.86%
1928 5,297 53.22% 4,602 46.24% 54 0.54%
1924 4,520 44.99% 1,612 16.05% 3,914 38.96%
1920 4,871 62.00% 2,986 38.00% 0 0.00%
1916 2,950 40.10% 4,084 55.52% 322 4.38%
1912 2,316 48.04% 1,486 30.82% 1,019 21.14%
1908 2,690 56.75% 1,892 39.92% 158 3.33%
1904 2,826 68.58% 1,063 25.79% 232 5.63%
1900 1,684 51.58% 1,581 48.42% 0 0.00%
1896 228 14.27% 1,363 85.29% 7 0.44%



Similar to other Idaho counties, an elected three-member county commission heads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, treasurer, sheriff, assessor, coroner, and prosecutor.[17]

Like other eastern Idaho counties, Bannock County has a significant Latter Day Saint population which tends to strongly vote Republican. However, a substantial trade union presence in the county - as well as the Idaho State University community - often gives Democrats an overall advantage, especially in local races. Bannock County routinely elects more Democrats than Republicans to county-level offices.

At the state level Bannock County is located in Legislative Districts 28 and 29. In 2016, Republicans were able to win House Seat A in District 29.

Idaho Department of Correction operates the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (PWCC) in Pocatello and in Bannock County.

Communities[]

Cities[]

Census-designated places[]

  • Fort Hall (part)
  • Tyhee

Unincorporated communities[]

See also[]

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References[]

  1. ^ "Idaho Counties by Population". Idaho Demographics. Austin, TX: Cubit Planning. https://www.idaho-demographics.com/counties_by_population. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". US Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/gazetteer-files.html. 
  4. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/id190090.txt. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". US Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  8. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/16/16005.html. 
  9. ^ 2020 Population and Housing State Data | Utah
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  11. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US16005. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US16005. 
  13. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US16005. 
  14. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US16005. 
  15. ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  17. ^ Bannock County Elections
  18. ^ Blackrock ID Google Maps (accessed January 16, 2019)
  19. ^ Portneuf ID Google Maps (accessed January 16, 2019)
  20. ^ Robin ID Google Maps (accessed January 16, 2019)
  21. ^ Zenda ID Google Maps (accessed January 16, 2019)

Further reading[]

External links[]

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Coordinates: 42°40′N 112°13′W / 42.67, -112.22

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