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Time Zone: Bear Lake County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Paris is the Seat for Bear Lake County.

Bear Lake County was founded in 1893 and was created by taking area from OneidaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bear Lake had a population of 5,774 people. This is a decrease of 9.94% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,411 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bear Lake represented 0.5% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 44 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20105,986-6.63%+3.67% since 2009
20095,774-9.94%-0.71% since 2008
20085,815-9.3%-0.7% since 2007
20006,411The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bear Lake County Census Page for Bear Lake County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bear Lake County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bear Lake County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Montpelier   2,3502,78515.62% decrease  
Paris   48357616.15% decrease  
Georgetown   46453813.75% decrease  
Bloomington   22425110.76% decrease  
Saint Charles   13015616.67% decrease  

Websites for Bear Lake County

Official Website:   www.bearlakecounty.info/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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