Pocatello is situated in southern Idaho in the Portneuf River valley surrounded by the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Idaho State University is located in Pocatello and is the cities largest employer. The major college educational, cultural and sports programs from the university are an integral part of the community scene.
Outdoor recreation activities include world-class fly fishing on the Snake River and hiking, biking and skiing at Pebble Creek. Magnificent Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are also nearby.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Pocatello ranks high in air quality, home sales prices and man-made hazards risk. Pocatello ranks low in water quality and proximity to nearest large city.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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