Bannock County, Idaho

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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 U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1893
Named for Bannock tribe
Seat Pocatello
Largest city Pocatello
Area
 • Total 1,147 sq mi (2,971 km2)
 • Land 1,112 sq mi (2,880 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 3.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 83,744
 • Density 74/sq mi (29/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.bannockcounty.us

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,[1] making it the fifth-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.[3] 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[edit]

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.[4] 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[edit]

Highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

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. 2016 84,377 [5] 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] 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[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 82,839 people, 30,682 households, and 20,836 families residing 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[edit]

Previous Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 51.4% 17,180 31.0% 10,342 17.6% 5,894
2012 59.1% 21,010 37.2% 13,214 3.7% 1,299
2008 54.6% 19,356 41.7% 14,792 3.6% 1,289
2004 61.6% 21,479 37.0% 12,903 1.3% 462
2000 59.1% 18,223 35.3% 10,892 5.6% 1,737
1996 44.8% 14,058 40.8% 12,806 14.4% 4,513
1992 37.3% 12,016 34.4% 11,091 28.3% 9,104
1988 52.4% 14,986 45.7% 13,074 1.9% 541
1984 65.8% 18,742 33.0% 9,399 1.3% 355
1980 61.9% 18,477 28.9% 8,639 9.2% 2,743
1976 53.7% 13,172 41.8% 10,261 4.6% 1,117
1972 57.9% 12,856 35.3% 7,840 6.7% 1,495
1968 48.0% 10,234 42.6% 9,084 9.5% 2,016
1964 36.7% 7,825 63.3% 13,483
1960 42.1% 9,157 57.9% 12,586
1956 53.5% 10,476 46.5% 9,101
1952 55.3% 10,864 44.6% 8,771 0.1% 27
1948 35.9% 5,580 62.2% 9,679 1.9% 301
1944 35.8% 5,413 64.1% 9,681 0.1% 11
1940 34.1% 5,419 65.9% 10,493 0.0% 1
1936 28.6% 3,830 70.5% 9,443 0.9% 120
1932 35.8% 4,676 63.3% 8,271 0.9% 112
1928 53.2% 5,297 46.2% 4,602 0.5% 54
1924 45.0% 4,520 39.0% 3,914 16.1% 1,612
1920 62.0% 4,871 38.0% 2,986
1916 40.1% 2,950 55.5% 4,084 4.4% 322
1912 48.0% 2,316 30.8% 1,486 21.1% 1,019
1908 56.8% 2,690 39.9% 1,892 3.3% 158
1904 68.6% 2,826 25.8% 1,063 5.6% 232
1900 51.6% 1,684 48.4% 1,581

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.[16]

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,[17] although subsequent Republican victories have been by smaller margins than those in neighboring counties.

At the state level Bannock County is located in Legislative Districts 29 and 30.[18] Democrats currently control three of these six seats in the Idaho Legislature.[19]

Idaho Department of Correction operates the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (PWCC) in Pocatello and in Bannock County.[20]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Idaho.gov - Bannock County Archived August 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. - accessed 2009-05-31
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  16. ^ Bannock County Elections
  17. ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
  18. ^ Idaho Legislative District Map Archived November 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ Idaho Legislative Districts Archived 2008-11-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ "Static Printable Map of Pocatello & Chubbuck Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.." City of Pocatello. Retrieved on 4 June 2011.

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