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

4,570 sq mi (11,835 km²)
4,565 sq mi (11,821 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 0.12%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,806
1.71/sq mi (0.66/km²)
Founded January 9, 1869
Named for Fort Lemhi
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.lemhicountyidaho.org

Lemhi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1869, named after Fort Lemhi (or Limhi), a remote Mormon missionary settlement from 1855-58 in Bannock and Shoshone territory.[1] As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 7,806 (2007 estimate: 7,717)[2]. The largest city and county seat is Salmon[3].

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,570 square miles (11,835 km²), of which, 4,564 square miles (11,821 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (0.12%) is water. The highest point is Scott Peak at 11,393 feet (3472 m) above sea level, and the lowest point is the Salmon River as it exits on the county's western border with Idaho County at approximately 3,000 feet (914 m). The river cuts through the center of Lemhi County before turning west. The county's eastern border with Beaverhead County, Montana, is the continental divide.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 3,446
1910 4,786 38.9%
1920 5,164 7.9%
1930 4,643 −10.1%
1940 6,521 40.4%
1950 6,278 −3.7%
1960 5,816 −7.4%
1970 5,566 −4.3%
1980 7,460 34.0%
1990 6,899 −7.5%
2000 7,806 13.1%
Est. 2007 7,717 −1.1%
sources:[4][5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 7,806 people, 3,275 households, and 2,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 4,154 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.63% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.5% were of German, 18.0% English, 11.4% American and 6.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,275 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 29.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,185, and the median income for a family was $35,261. Males had a median income of $30,558 versus $18,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,037. About 10.60% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ "Idaho for the Curious", by Cort Conley, ©1982, ISBN 0-9603566-3-0, p.214-216
  2. ^ [1]
  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 2009-04-28
  5. ^ quickfacts.census.gov - Lemhi County accessed 2009-04-28
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 44°58′N 113°57′W / 44.96°N 113.95°W / 44.96; -113.95


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Lemhi County, Idaho
Seal of Lemhi County, Idaho
Map
File:Map of Idaho highlighting Lemhi County.png
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the USA highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 9, 1869
Seat Salmon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.12%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7806
Website: www.lemhicountyidaho.org
Named for: Fort Lemhi

Lemhi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1869. It was named after Fort Lemhi. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 7,806 (2005 estimate: 7,909) [1]. The county seat is Salmon6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 11,835 km² (4,570 sq mi). 11,821 km² (4,564 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water. The highest point is Scott Peak at 11,393 feet.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,806 people, 3,275 households, and 2,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 4,154 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.63% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,275 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 29.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,185, and the median income for a family was $35,261. Males had a median income of $30,558 versus $18,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,037. About 10.60% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated community

Coordinates: 44°58′N 113°57′W / 44.96, -113.95

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