Benewah County

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Benewah County, Idaho

701 College Ave
Saint Maries, ID 83861
Phone: (208) 245-2234
Fax: (208) 245-9152

On the western border of ID, southeast of Spokane, WA; organized Jan 23, 1915 from Kootenai County. Name Origin: For Benewah, a chief of the Coeur d'Alene Indian tribe

Area (sq mi):: 783.98 (land 776.07; water 7.91) Population per square mile: 11.90
Population 2005: 9,218 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 9,171 (White 87.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 11.10%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,285; median household $31,517; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,213-$21,987
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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