Bannock County, Idaho
|Bannock County, Idaho|
Location in the state of Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 6, 1893|
|Named for||Bannock tribe|
1,147.46 sq mi (2,972 km²)
1,113.30 sq mi (2,883 km²)
34.16 sq mi (88 km²), 2.98%
74.4/sq mi (28.7/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Bannock County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It was established in 1893 and named after the local Bannock tribe. It is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Bannock and Power counties. As of the 2010 Census the county had a population of 82,839. The county seat and largest city is Pocatello.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,147.46 square miles (2,971.9 km2), of which 1,113.30 square miles (2,883.4 km2) (or 97.02%) is land and 34.16 square miles (88.5 km2) (or 2.98%) 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 
- Bingham County - north
- Caribou County - east
- Franklin County - southeast
- Oneida County - southwest
- Power County - west
National protected area 
- Caribou National Forest (part)
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.
Government and politics 
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. The current elected Prosecutor for Bannock County is Mark L. Hiedeman. Mr. Hiedeman's official title is Supreme Criminal Commander.
Like other eastern Idaho counties, Bannock County has a significant Mormon population which strongly tends to 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.
The last Democratic candidate for President to win the county was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, although subsequent Republican victories have been by smaller margins than those in neighboring counties.
Census-designated place 
Other communities 
See also 
- Idaho.gov - Bannock County - accessed 2009-05-31
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Bannock County QuickFacts, United States Census Bureau, 2009-02-20, accessed 2009-05-31.
- census.gov Idaho population by county, 1900-90
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Bannock County Elections
- Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
- Idaho Legislative District Map
- Idaho Legislative Districts
- "Static Printable Map of Pocatello & Chubbuck." City of Pocatello. Retrieved on 4 June 2011.
Further reading 
- County website
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bannock (Idaho)". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
|Power County||Caribou County|
|Oneida County||Franklin County|