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Benewah County, Idaho
Seal of Benewah County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Benewah County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Seat St. Maries
Largest city St. Maries
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

784 sq mi (2,031 km²)
776 sq mi (2,010 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.01%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,171
11.8/sq mi (4.6/km²)
Founded January 23, 1915
Named for a Coeur d'Alene chief.
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7

Benewah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. Established on January 23, 1915, from sections of Kootenai County, it was named for a chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.[1] As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 9,171 (2008 estimate: 9,352).[2] The county seat and largest city is St. Maries.[3]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 784 square miles (2,030 km²), of which, 776 square miles (2,010 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) of it (1.01%) is water. It is the northern part of the Palouse, a wide and rolling prairie-like region of the middle Columbia basin.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Highways

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 6,997
1930 6,371 −8.9%
1940 7,332 15.1%
1950 6,173 −15.8%
1960 6,036 −2.2%
1970 6,230 3.2%
1980 8,292 33.1%
1990 7,937 −4.3%
2000 9,171 15.5%
Est. 2008 9,352 2.0%
sources:[2] [4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,171 people, 3,580 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,238 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.66% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 8.94% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.6% were of German, 11.7% English, 9.5% American and 8.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,580 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,517, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $35,097 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,285. About 10.50% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Parks

Notes

  1. ^ Benewah County - Idaho.gov
  2. ^ a b Benewah County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-02-20, accessed 2009-05-25.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ census.gov Idaho population by county, 1900-90 - accessed on 2009-05-25
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 47°13′N 116°40′W / 47.22°N 116.66°W / 47.22; -116.66


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Benewah County, Idaho
Seal of Benewah County, Idaho
Map
File:Map of Idaho highlighting Benewah County.png
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the USA highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 23, 1915
Seat St. Maries
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.01%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

9218

Benewah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. It was established in 1915 and was named after a Couer d'Alene chief. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 9,171 (2005 estimate: 9,218) [1]. The county seat is St. Maries6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,030 km² (784 sq mi). 2,010 km² (776 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.01%) is water. It is part of the Palouse, a wide and rolling prairie-like region of the middle Columbia basin.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,171 people, 3,580 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 4,238 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.66% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 8.94% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.6% were of German, 11.7% English, 9.5% American and 8.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,580 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,517, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $35,097 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,285. About 10.50% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Parks

Coordinates: 47°13′N 116°40′W / 47.22, -116.66

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