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The 2000 Census showed that Latah County had a population of 34,935 people. This represented 2.7% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 44 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Latah had a population of 38,046 people. This is an increase of 8.91% since the 2000 Census.

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,244+6.61%-2.11% since 2009
200938,046+8.91%+0.5% since 2008
200837,857+8.36%+1.51% since 2007
200737,295+6.76%-0.21% since 2006
200637,375+6.98%+1.06% since 2005
200536,984+5.87%+0.87% since 2004
200436,664+4.95%+1.6% since 2003
200336,085+3.29%+1.37% since 2002
200235,599+1.9%+0.13% since 2001
200135,554+1.77%+1.77% since 2000
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200034,935The Last Census

Latah County had 13,838 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Latah County has a total area<3> of 1,076 square miles [2,789 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.24 square miles [0.62 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Latah County had a population density of 32.45 people per square mile [12.53 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 44 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Latah County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Latah and the state of Idaho.

Click here for the Latah County QuickFact (QF-16057).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Latah County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
MoscowQF-165455024,33821,29114.31%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Latah County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BenewahQF-16009   N9,2589,1710.95%
ClearwaterQF-16035   E8,0438,930-9.93%
Nez PerceQF-16069   S39,21137,4104.81%
ShoshoneQF-16079   NE12,66013,771-8.07%
Whitman (WA)QF-53075   W42,68940,7404.78%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Latah County

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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Latah. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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