Latah County

Latah County, Idaho

522 S Adams PO Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-8580
Fax: (208) 883-7203
www.latah.id.us

On the western border of the ID panhandle, north of Lewiston; organized May 14, 1888 (prior to statehood) from Kootenai County. Name Origin: For Latah Creek from a combination of two Nez Perce words, lakah 'place of the pines,' and tah-ol 'pestle.' The Indians found stones there to grind camas roots and shade in which to work.

Area (sq mi):: 1076.89 (land 1076.65; water 0.24) Population per square mile: 32.20
Population 2005: 34,714 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 14.10% Population 2000: 34,935 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 2.10%; Other 3.40%). Foreign born: 4.30%. Median age: 27.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,690; median household $32,524; Population below poverty level: 16.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,248-$25,054
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Moscow County seat (21,900)

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