- Bannock County, Idaho
Infobox U.S. County
county = Bannock County
state = Idaho
founded year = 1893
founded date = March 6
seat wl = Pocatello
largest city wl = Pocatello
area_total_sq_mi = 1147
area_total_km2 = 2972
area_land_sq_mi = 1113
area_land_km2 = 2884
area_water_sq_mi = 34
area_water_km2 = 88
area percentage = 2.98%
census yr = 2005
pop = 78155
density_sq_mi = 68.1
density_km2 = 26.3
time zone = Mountain
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -6
web = www.bannockcounty.us
named for =
Bannock County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Idaho. It was established in 1893 and was named after the Native American tribe. It is part of the 'Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Bannock County. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 75,565 (2005 estimate: 78,155) [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/16/16005.html] . The county seatis PocatelloGR|6.
Government and politics
Similar to other Idaho counties, an elected three-member
county commissionheads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, treasurer, sheriff, assessor, coroner, and prosecutor. [ [http://www.bannockcounty.us/elections/index.htm Bannock County Elections] ]
Eastern Idahocounties, Bannock County has a significant Mormon population which strongly tends to vote Republican. However, a substantial trade unionpresence in the county - as well as the Idaho State Universitycommunity - 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 of the United Statesto win the county was Lyndon B. Johnsonin 1964 [ [http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/datagraph.php?year=1964&fips=16&f=0&off=0&elect=0 Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections] ] , 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. [ [http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/about/07districtmap.pdf Idaho Legislative District Map] ] Democrats currently control five of these six seats in the
Idaho Legislature. [ [http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/about/district.cfm#d29 Idaho Legislative Districts] ]
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,147 square miles (2,972 km²), of which, 1,113 square miles (2,883 km²) of it is land and 34 square miles (88 km²) of it (2.98%) is water.
Caribou National Forest(part)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 75,565 people, 27,192 households, and 19,224 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
Cities and towns
*Fort Hall (partially in county)
* [http://www.co.bannock.id.us/ Bannock County]
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