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

The community of Rupert is the Seat for Minidoka County.

Minidoka County was founded in 1913 and was created by taking area from LincolnCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Minidoka had a population of 19,226 people. This is a decrease of 4.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,174 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Minidoka represented 1.56% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 15th 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
201020,069-0.52%+4.38% since 2009
200919,226-4.7%+2.07% since 2008
200818,837-6.63%+0.87% since 2007
200020,174The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rupert   5,2255,6457.44% decrease  
Heyburn   2,7712,8994.42% decrease  
Paul   9459985.31% decrease  
Acequia   1401442.78% decrease  
Minidoka   1221295.43% decrease  

Websites for Minidoka County

Official Website:   www.minidoka.id.us/

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

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