About 67,000 people call Pocatello (55,000) and the adjoining community of Chubbuck (12,000) home. Several thousand more make residence in outlying rural communities including American Falls, Aberdeen, Rockland, Arbon Valley, Inkom, McCammon, Lava Hot Springs, Bancroft, Arimo, and Downey.
Pocatello traditionally enjoys a steady annual growth rate of about one percent—wonderful for attracting new businesses while allowing for appropriate planning and infrastructure growth. Pocatello has been spared the explosive growing pains of other Idaho communities in recent years, growing at a manageable pace while retaining its "small town" character. Refer to the chart below to analyze trends in growth over the past century in both Pocatello and Bannock County.
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