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

The community of Lewiston is the Seat for Nez Perce County.

Nez Perce County is one of the original counties of Idaho and was founded in 1864.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nez Perce had a population of 39,211 people. This is an increase of 4.81% since the last Census (which gave a population of 37,410 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nez Perce represented 2.89% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 8th 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
201039,265+4.96%+0.14% since 2009
200939,211+4.81%+0.86% since 2008
200838,875+3.92%+0.28% since 2007
200037,410The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lewiston   31,88730,9043.18% increase  
Lapwai   1,1291,1340.44% decrease  
Culdesac   3793780.26% increase  
Peck   1881861.08% increase  

Websites for Nez Perce County

Official Website:   www.co.nezperce.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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