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Encyclopedia > Clearwater County, Idaho

Clearwater County is a county located in the state of Idaho. As of 2000, the population is 8,930. The county's county seat is Orofino, Idaho6. The county is home to North Fork of the Clearwater River, and a small portion of the South Fork of the Clearwater and the Clearwater. Both the Clearwater, and the Lolo Pass, in the southeast corner of the county, were made famous by Lewis and Clark. Elias D. Pierce and Wilbur F. Bassett made the first discovery of gold in Idaho, on Orofino Creek (Canal Gulch) in 1880, just one-mile north of the town that is now Pierce. Also in the county are the Dworshak Reservoir, Dworshak State Park, Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, and the Dworshak Dam, third highest dam in the United States. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Orofino is a city located in Clearwater County, Idaho. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Clearwater River is a river in northern Idaho, the North Fork of which flows from the Idaho-Montana border westward to join the Snake River at Lewiston. ... This article is about the pass in the Rocky Mountains; Lolo Pass is also the name of a mountain pass west of Mount Hood. ... The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Pierce is a city located in Clearwater County, Idaho. ... Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is a mitigation hatchery located near Orafino, Idaho. ... Dworshak Dam from the south-southwest, south side of the North Fork of the Clearwater River. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,444 km² (2,488 mi²). 6,375 km² (2,461 mi²) of it is land and 69 km² (27 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.07% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Adjacent Counties

Shoshone County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Latah County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Nez Perce County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Idaho along the border with Washington state. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Idaho County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ...

Cities and towns

Elk River is a city located in Clearwater County, Idaho. ... Orofino is a city located in Clearwater County, Idaho. ... Pierce is a city located in Clearwater County, Idaho. ... Weippe is a city located in Clearwater County, Idaho. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,930 people, 3,456 households, and 2,481 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (4/mi²). There are 4,144 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.82% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 2.03% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 3,456 households out of which 28.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% are married couples living together, 6.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.84. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 29.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 113.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,071, and the median income for a family is $37,259. Males have a median income of $31,426 versus $21,694 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,463. 13.50% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.90% of those under the age of 18 and 8.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

Flag of Idaho

State of Idaho
Governors File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... List of Idaho Governors George L. Shoup, Republican, 1890-1891 N. B. Willey, Republican, 1891-1893 William J. McConnell, Republican, 1893-1897 Frank Steunenberg, Democrat, 1897-1901 Frank W. Hunt, Democrat, 1901-1903 John T. Morrison, Republican, 1903-1905 Frank R. Gooding, Republican, 1905-1909 James H. Brady, Republican, 1909...

State capital:

Boise This is a list of United States state capitals: ... This article deals with the state capital of Idaho. ...

Regions:

Boise metropolitan area / Treasure Valley | Eastern Idaho | Idaho Panhandle | Magic Valley | North Central Idaho | Wood River Valley This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Boise metropolitan area is a region of Idaho which includes not only the city of Boise, Idahos capital and largest city, but also the cities of Meridian, Nampa, Garden City, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, Eagle, Middleton, and Homedale. ... Treasure Valley is a region in Idaho roughly synonymous with the Boise metropolitan area. ... The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the US State Idaho which encompasses the ten northernmost counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone. ... Magic Valley is a region in south central Idaho consisting of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties. ... North Central Idaho is an area of Idaho which spans the central part of the state and borders Oregon, Montana, and Washington. ... The Wood River Valley is an area of Idaho that encompases the towns of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. ...

Largest cities:

Boise | Idaho Falls | Nampa | Pocatello | Twin Falls This article deals with the state capital of Idaho. ... Idaho Falls is a city located in Bonneville County, Idaho. ... Nampa is a city located in Canyon County, Idaho. ... Historic downtown Pocatello Pocatello is a city located in Bannock County, with a small portion in neighboring Power County, in southeastern Idaho. ... Twin Falls is a town located in Twin Falls County, Idaho. ...

Smaller cities:

Blackfoot | Burley | Caldwell | Chubbuck | Coeur d'Alene | Eagle | Garden City | Hayden | Lewiston | Meridian | Moscow | Mountain Home | Post Falls | Rexburg | Sandpoint | List of cities in Idaho, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Blackfoot is a city located in Bingham County, Idaho. ... Burley is a city located mostly in Cassia County, and a small part in Minidoka County, in southern Idaho. ... Caldwell is a city located in Canyon County, Idaho. ... Chubbuck is a city located in Bannock County, Idaho. ... Coeur dAlene is a city located in Kootenai County, Idaho. ... Eagle is a city located in Ada County, Idaho. ... Garden City is a city located in Ada County, Idaho. ... Hayden is a city located in Kootenai County, Idaho. ... Lewiston from the north Lewiston, Idaho is a city in northern Idaho, at the confluence of the Snake River and the Clearwater River. ... Meridian is a city located in Ada County, Idaho. ... Moscow (pronounced with a long o in the second syllable) is a city located in Latah County in northern Idaho along the Washington/Idaho border, opposite Pullman, Washington (home of Washington State University). ... Mountain Home is a city located in Elmore County, Idaho. ... Post Falls is a city located in Kootenai County, Idaho. ... Rexburg is a city located in Madison County, Idaho. ... Sandpoint is a city located in Bonner County, Idaho. ...

Counties:

Ada | Adams | Bannock | Bear Lake | Benewah | Bingham | Blaine | Boise | Bonner | Bonneville | Boundary | Butte | Camas | Canyon | Caribou | Cassia | Clark | Clearwater | Custer | Elmore | Franklin | Fremont | Gem | Gooding | Idaho | Jefferson | Jerome | Kootenai | Latah | Lemhi | Lewis | Lincoln | Madison | Minidoka | Nez Perce | Oneida | Owyhee | Payette | Power | Shoshone | Teton | Twin Falls | Valley | Washington | Listing of counties in Idaho. ... Ada County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Bannock County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Bear Lake County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the state of Idaho. ... Benewah County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Bingham County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Blaine County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Boise County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Bonner County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Bonneville County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Boundary County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Butte County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Camas County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Canyon County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Caribou County is a county of the state of Idaho. ... Cassia County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Custer County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Elmore County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Fremont County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Gem County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Gooding County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Idaho County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Jerome County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Kootenai County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Latah County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Lemhi County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Idaho in the Upper Snake River Valley. ... Minidoka County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Nez Perce County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Idaho along the border with Washington state. ... Oneida County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Owyhee County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Payette County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Power County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Shoshone County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Twin Falls County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Valley County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ...


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Latah County, Idaho Government Home Page (220 words)
Latah County is located in the northern Idaho panhandle; to the immediate west lies Whitman County, Washington.
These counties are referred to as “the Palouse,” which produces a large share of the wheat, lentils, peas, oats and barley in the United States.
The Palouse is home to two major universities, University of Idaho and Washington State University.
Clearwater County, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
The county is home to North Fork of the Clearwater River, and a small portion of the South Fork of the Clearwater and the Clearwater.
Both the Clearwater, and the Lolo Pass, in the southeast corner of the county, were made famous by Lewis and Clark.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 29.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
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