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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