Blackfoot, Idaho is a community of approximately 11,781 people (as of 2014), located in Bingham County, Idaho. It is also considered to be part of the Eastern Idaho metropolitan area. Since 2000, Blackfoot, Idaho has had a population growth of 11.2 percent since 2000.
According to Sperling’s Best Places, the median home cost in Blackfoot is $120,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.40 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Blackfoot’s cost of living is 12.6% lower than the U.S. average. Blackfoot public schools spend $7,333 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.4 students per teacher in Blackfoot. The unemployment rate in Blackfoot is 4.40 percent (U.S. avg. is 6.30%).
The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot is designated the “Potato Capital of the World,” because it has the largest potato industry in the world. It is home to the Idaho Potato Expo (a museum and gift shop that displays and explains the history of Idaho’s potato industry), which is home to the world’s largest baked potato and potato chip. Blackfoot is also home to the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.
The following types of housing are readily available in and around Blackfoot, ID:
- Single Family Homes starting from $80000 to $175000 and up
- New construction homes starting from $147000 to $350000 and up
- Townhouses & Townhouses starting from $109000 to $160000 and up
- Duplex & multi-unit housing from $100000 to 200000 and up
- Improved lots started from $40500 to $74000 and up
- Farms & agricultural land from $300000 and up
- Golf homes & property from $160000 to $269900 and up
In 2015, there were approximately 229 residential real estate and property transactions in the Blackfoot, Idaho area. Prices for property in this community are expected to rise over the next 12 months.
Local neighborhoods and subdivisions include Aberdeen Subdivision, Airport Park, Atomic City, Awbrey Downs, Bailey Park, Barnhart Subdivision, Basalt, Bayfield Park, Bingham County Subdivision, Blackfoot Market Place, Blackfoot Subdivision, Blackfoot Shilling, Bradbury Park, Brent Manor Addition, Broadway, Canyon Road, Cedar Park, Cedar Ridge, Centennial, Champion Gates, Chaparro Estates, Christensen, Christiansen, Cook Addition, Cottonwood Park, Country Acre Estates, Country Haven, Country Meadow Estates, Danielson, Dawson Addition, Deroche Addition, Deloy Yorgensen Addition, Dippel Addition, Dun Roamin Subdivision, Dunes Ranchettes Subdision, Double W Estates, East Airport, Elk Creek Estates, Elmwood, Enterprise Park, Evans Subdivision, Felsted Subdivision, Fletch Taylor, Firth Subdivision, Four Seasons Ranch, Goshen, Greenfields, Gregory Subdivision, Groveland Heights, Hall Subdivision, Harmony Acres, Henderson Subdivision, Heritage Estates, Highland Acres, Highland Subdivision, Hillview Subdivision, Howell Addition, Holland Subdivision, Holloway Corner, Hyde Park Subdivision, Idle Wheels Subdivision, Imperial Heights Subdivision, Jack Edwards Subdivision, Jensen Addition, Jameston Estates Subdivision, Juniper Court, Jacobsen Subdivision, Jim Clark Subdivision, Jensen Addition, JMC Estates, Journey’s End, Journeys End, Kelley Park, Kennedy Park, Kimball Subdivision, Kirkham Addition, L&L Subdivision, Lakeview Terrace, Lee Johnson Subdivision, Lewis Addition, Margaret Subdivision, McDonalds Subdivision, Meadow Estates Subdivision, Meadow Park Subdivision, Meadowlark Subdivision, Melody Park Addition, Mountain View Subdivision, Mt Putnam View Subdivision, Mount Putnam View Subdivision, Montgomery Addition, Moses Addition, N Shelley Business Park, North 40 Estates, Northland Terrace, Oakridge Addition, Oak Ridge Addition, Packer Addition Subdivision, Parkinson Addition Subdivision, Park City Estates, Parkside Estates, Parsons Subdivision, Parkway Subdivision, Pheasant Hollow, Pioneer Villa Subdivision, Pingree Subdivision, Quigg Addition, Riverstone Subdivision, Riverbend Estates, Riverside Subdivision, River Park Estates, River Vista Subdivision, River View Acres Subdivision, Roberstons Subdivision, Rockwood Estates, Rosewood Estates, Rolling Green, Shannon Estates, Shannon Subdivision, Sand Creek Meadows, Sharlyn Park Subdivision, Sher Mar Subdivision, Shilling Addition, Skyview Estates, Snake River View Estates, Shoemaker Subdivision, Shelley Subdivision, Southgate Subdivision, Southwell Addition, Stallings Subdivision, State Subdivision, Springfield Subdivision, Sunset Cove Subdivision, Sunset Subdivision, Thomas Subdivision, TB Riverview Acres, Wagon Wheel Estates, Wapello Villa, Wapello Subdivision, Washington Heights, West Meadows Subdivision, Westriver Subdivision, Westwood Acres, West Wood Acres, Wells McIntosh, Wright Subdivision, Waterfront Blackfoot, Waterfront Shelley, Waterfront Firth, Waterfront Eastern Idaho, White Addition, Wilcox Subdivision, Woodson Heights, Woodville Subdivision, Wray Subdivision, Yellowstone Subdivision, Yorgensen Subdivision, Yancey Addition, Younie Addition, and other subdivisions and neighborhoods in the Greater Blackfoot Idaho area; Local zip codes in the Blackfoot community include: 83221, 83256, and 83262.
Public and private school systems serving families in the area include Blackfoot School District #55 and Snake River Schools District #52, including various charter schools in the area. Commuters in this area are served by Interstate 15, Idaho Highway 26, and Idaho Highway 39 interchanges.
Blackfoot High School and Snake River High School are the only high schools within the city. Blackfoot’s mascot is the “Bronco,” with school colors of green, white, white, and black. Snake River’s mascot is the “Panther,” with the school colors of purple, white, and silver. The community supports many elementary schools: Irving Kindergarten Center, Vaughn Hughie Early Childhood Center, Stoddard Elementary, Blackfoot Sixth Grade School, Fort Hall Elementary, Groveland Elementary, Ridge Crest Elementary, Ridgecrest Elementary, Donald D. Stalker Elementary, I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Wapello Elementary, Moreland Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Pingree Elementary, Rockford Elementary; and Mountain View Middle School (M.V.M.S), Snake River Middle School (S.R.M.S.), and Snake River Junior High School (S.R.J.H.), and Independence Alternative High School, and is affiliated with the Blackfoot School District and Snake River School District. These schools also serve residents from neighboring areas such as Wapello, Thomas, Pingree, Moreland, Fort Hall, Springfield, and Groveland, Idaho.
Blackfoot, Idaho is most famous for being the “potato capital of the world”, a title the city can attribute to the large production of the famous Idaho potatoes. To represent our local potato crop, the local Blackfoot Idaho Potato Expo shares everything you would ever want to know about potatos and shares free taters for out-of-staters! Blackfoot, Idaho is also the home of the famous Eastern Idaho State Fair, where once a year for a week at a time, Blackfoot is lit up and full of people from surrounding areas and all over the states! The Eastern Idaho State Fair has everything from amusement park rides, carnival games, concerts, rodeos, tractor pulls, demolition derbies, great food, animals, and many, many exhibits and much more!
Exceptional recreational opportunities in and around the region include Snowmobiling, Camping, Hiking, Water Sports, Fishing, Dirt Bike and ATV riding, and more. Other notable features of the area is the beautiful country landscapes and scenery. Blackfoot Idaho is within 30 minutes of Idaho Falls and Pocatello and Plenty of Shopping, Great Restaurants, Entertainment and much more.