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Time Zone: Latah County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Moscow is the Seat for Latah County.

Latah County was founded in 1888 and was created by taking area from Nez PerceCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Latah had a population of 38,046 people. This is an increase of 8.91% since the last Census (which gave a population of 34,935 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Latah represented 2.7% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 10th 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
201037,244+6.61%-2.11% since 2009
200938,046+8.91%+0.5% since 2008
200837,857+8.36%+1.51% since 2007
200034,935The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Moscow   24,33821,29114.31% increase  
Genesee   9149463.38% decrease  
Troy   8087981.25% increase  
Potlatch   7697912.78% decrease  
Juliaetta   6046090.82% decrease  

Websites for Latah County

Official Website:   www.latah.id.us/

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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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