Nez Perce County

Nez Perce County, Idaho

1230 Main St PO Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 799-3020
Fax: (208) 799-3070

On the western border of the ID panhandle; original county; organized Feb 4, 1864 (prior to statehood). It was previously established by WA Territory in 1861. Name Origin: From the French name 'pierced nose,' for an Indian tribe that called itself Chopunnish. The French term might be better translated as 'mashed' or 'flattened nose.'

Area (sq mi):: 856.36 (land 849.08; water 7.28) Population per square mile: 44.70
Population 2005: 37,931 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 10.80% Population 2000: 37,410 (White 90.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.70%; Other 7.50%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,544; median household $36,282; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,899-$26,221
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lewiston County seat (31,028)

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    Previously, members had to live in Lewis or Idaho counties; now, anyone who joins the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce and pays $20 can join, meaning people in the more urban areas of Nez Perce County, and even Clarkston, Washington, can now join.
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    Right now, it starts with small stages and building support for the new SkyWest flight."<br />Dye is collaborating with airport staff, board members, airport consultant Banez and city and county leaders on charting a future for the airport, which is jointly owned by the city of Lewiston and Nez Perce County.<br />"We're still in the early stages of discussions," Banez said.
    The minimum wage has been unchanged in Idaho at$7.25 since 2008.Although some business owners said they have moved to Idaho because of the lower wage, companies general take many more factors into account than wages when contemplating the best place to locate, said Karl Dye, president and CEO of Valley Vision Inc., the Lewiston-based regional economic development agency covering Lewiston, Clarkston, Asotin County in Washington, and Nez Perce County in Idaho.<br />Dye said companies sometimes use consulting services to weigh factors such as taxes, regulation and workmen's compensation rates.<br />For example, while Idaho has a lower minimum wage, Washington doesn't have an income tax, though it does have a business and occupation (B&O) tax, Dye said.
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    Twin Falls City Manager Travis Rothweiler and city staff in the past few weeks have been seeking more information and making calls to Lewiston, which together with Clarkston, Nez Perce County and Asotin county became an MSA in 2003.