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

The community of Murphy is the Seat for Owyhee County.

Owyhee County is one of the original counties of Idaho and was founded in 1863.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Owyhee had a population of 11,223 people. This is an increase of 5.44% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,644 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Owyhee represented 0.82% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 25th 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
201011,526+8.29%+2.7% since 2009
200911,223+5.44%+0.45% since 2008
200811,173+4.97%+2.06% since 2007
200010,644The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Homedale   2,5352,5280.28% increase  
Marsing   97989010% increase  
Grand View   4784701.7% increase  

Websites for Owyhee County

Official Website:   www.owyheecounty.net/

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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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