Pocatello, ID 83201
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Pocatello is the
county seat and largest city of Bannock
CountyGR6, with a small portion in
neighboring Power County, in southeastern
Idaho. It is the principal city of the
'Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical
Area' which encompasses all of Bannock and
Power counties of Idaho. As of the 2000
census Pocatello population was 51,466 (2004
estimate: 52,910). Pocatello routinely
switches places with Idaho Falls as the
third largest city in the state and the
largest city in the Eastern Idaho region.
Pocatello is home of Idaho State University.
Founded as an important stop on the first
railroad in Idaho during the gold rush, the
city later became an important center for
agriculture. It is located along the
Portneuf River where it emerges from the
mountains onto the Snake River Plain, along
the route of the Oregon Trail. The name
comes from Chief Pocatello, a chief of the
Shoshoni who granted the right-of-way for
the railroad across the Fort Hall Indian
Pocatello is the principal city of the
Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area,
which includes Bannock and Power Counties.
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