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

The community of American Falls is the Seat for Power County.

Power County was founded in 1913. Power was created by taking area from Bingham, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Power had a population of 7,734 people. This is an increase of 2.6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,538 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Power represented 0.58% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 32nd 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,817+3.7%+1.07% since 2009
20097,734+2.6%+0.22% since 2008
20087,717+2.37%+0.53% since 2007
20077,676+1.83% 
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20007,538The Last Census

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

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Websites for Power County

Official Website:   www.co.power.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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