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Welcome to Butte County ...

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

The community of Arco is the Seat for Butte County.

Butte County was founded in 1917. Butte was created by taking area from Bingham, Blaine and Jefferson Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Butte had a population of 2,620 people. This is a decrease of 9.37% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,891 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Butte represented 0.18% of the total population of Idaho.

Below are some of the communities located in Butte County:

  • Arco
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arco
    • Arco is located in Butte County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 893 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arco <2>
  • Butte City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte City
    • Butte City is located in Butte County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
  • Moore
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore
    • Moore is located in Butte County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moore <2>

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<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 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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