MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Pocatello-Chubbuck, Idaho.
Pocatello-Chubbuck is an outdoor lovers’ paradise with thousands of miles of trails along the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With six national parks and 19 ski areas just a car trip away, Pocatello-Chubbuck is ideal for the weekend warrior and nature lover Explorer.
Gateway to the Northwest
You can’t be a ski destination without a little cold weather. Winters are cloudy and snowy, with an average high of 32F in January, the coldest month of the year. Summers tend to be warm and dry and reach an average high of 87F in July, the hottest month. But Pocatello-Chubbuck is more than outdoor activity and adventure. The area is steeped in history and strongly influenced by the Shoshone Tribe, which dates back 12,000 years, and Idaho State University, the site for many events and activities.
Education, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, high-tech and nuclear research and recreation, and tourism are some of the top industries in the area. AMI Semiconductor, Idaho State University, Portneuf Medical Center, and BRP Health Management are top employers for the region.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Portneuf Medical Center high performing in four procedures and conditions.
Quality of Life
- Cost of Living: 6.9 percent below the national rate
- Population: 73,157 based on the 2020 Census projections for Pocatello and Chubbuck
- Median Home Sale Price: $351,087
- Median Gross Rent: $927
- Median Household Income: $58,456 average
- Per Capita Income: $27,324
- Live below the poverty line: 11.45 percent average
- Median Age: 32.1 years
- Average commute time: 16.5 minutes
- Overall grade: B+ (Niche.com)
- Student-Teacher ratio: 19 to 1
- Serving: 12,500 students in Pre-K, K through high school
Pocatello-Chubbuck is home to several universities and colleges, including Idaho State University and Yellowstone Community & Tribal College.
The Pocatello Regional Transit provides service throughout the region, including service to historic downtown, ISU, and Pine Ridge Mall. Routes run Monday through Friday with limited weekend service.
Pocatello Regional Airport makes flying in and out of Pocatello/Chubbuck convenient and easy. Explorers can connect with flights headed all over the world. Direct flights to Salt Lake City leave daily.
Trails Weekend warriors can enjoy over 1,000 miles of recreational maintained trails and pathways for hikers, bikers, and horse and ATV riders.
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve Explore craters’ caves and trails along the 7-mile Loop Road in the park. Visitors can enjoy a scenic drive, hike multiple trails, picnic, and more.
Shopping Explorers can venture to their favorite chain department stores at Pine Ridge Mall or shop for antiques, sporting goods, books, art galleries, and more in historic downtown Pocatello.
Idaho State University ISU hosts a variety of events for students, which are also open to the public, including sporting events, lectures, panel discussions, movies, plays, and performance arts.
Idaho Museum of Natural History Learn all about prehistoric animals such as the saber tooth cat, the short-faced bear, or the giant ground sloth that once roamed the Snake River Plains of Idaho. The museum is located on the ISU campus.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum Take a closer look at the history, culture, and tribal art of the Shoshone, including a Benedicte Wrensted photo collection taken between 1895 to 1912. Find tribal books, music, posters, calendars, jewelry, and more in the museum store.
First Friday Art Walk Enjoy art, shopping, music, and dining on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Pocatello.
Chief Pocatello Statue View a statue of Chief Pocatello, the leader of the Northern Shoshone tribe the city was named after, at the Pocatello visitor center.
Portneuf River Kayak, paddle board, or just grab a float and head down to this scenic river. Enjoy a few hours or a whole day on the water and spot some wildlife.
The Standrod Mansion Visit this 16-room mansion by architect Marcus Grunford, the first home in the state equipped with electric lighting. Today the stone home is the site for many social events.
Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Explorers wishing to try their luck at the tables, enjoy some entertainment and dining, or wind down will enjoy the Shoshone-Bannock Casino off Route 91.
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