Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 11,899 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry in any one area, and is known as the "Potato Capital of the World." It is the site of the Idaho Potato Museum (a museum and gift shop that displays and explains the history of Idaho's potato industry), and the home of the world's largest baked potato and potato chip. Blackfoot is also the location of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.
Blackfoot is the principal city of the Blackfoot, Idaho, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Bingham County.
Blackfoot is located at 43°11′24″N 112°20′46″W (43.190068, -112.346037).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.07 square miles (15.72 km²), of which 5.83 square miles (15.10 km²) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km²) is water.
Blackfoot has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold winters and hot, dry summers.
At the 2010 census, there were 11,899 people, 4,229 households and 2,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,041.0 inhabitants per square mile (788.0/km²). There were 4,547 housing units at an average density of 779.9 per square mile (301.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.1% White, 0.3% African American, 3.5% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 9.1% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.4% of the population.
There were 4,229 households of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.31.
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