Eastern Idaho Facts


Nestled between the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states and two national parks – Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons – is the 14-county region of Eastern Idaho.  With a combined population of 366,611, the region has the second largest workforce in Idaho with approximately 183,381 employees (Read More).




Largest Cities in Idaho:  Idaho Falls & Pocatello 45 miles apart

Region is nestled between Yellowstone & Grand Teton and one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48

Percentage of population under 30, one of the country’s largest group of young talent

Idaho State University (ISU) & Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-I) 30,000 total students every semester

Home to one of the largest deptartment of Energy sites, Idaho National Laboratory, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

Nearly 200,000 skilled employees work in Eastern Idaho

The Eastern Idaho Region is a medical service hub serving the growing medical needs for patients in several states

Composite cost of living for the region

The Portneuf Wellness Complex, including 6 sports fields, outdoor amphitheater and miles of walking and bike paths

at St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Regional Economy  

Southeastern Idaho  

Eastern Idaho

Regional Communities 


Higher Education  Eastern Idaho is home to several universities that register over 30,000 students every semester.

Idaho State University (ISU

Brigham Young University Idaho (BYU-I)

College of Eastern Idaho