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Welcome to Lapwai ...
The location of Lapwai has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Lapwai: LAP-way<3>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Lapwai, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Lapwai has a population of 1,143 people<4> (see below for details).
Lapwai is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Lapwai lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Lapwai is within the boundaries of the (208) area code.
The ZIP code for Lapwai: 83540<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lapwai had an population of 1,143 people. This is an increase of 0.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lapwai had a population of 1,137 people. This makes Lapwai the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Lapwai represents 0.07% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,137 people, the population of Lapwai has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,134 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lapwai.
Communities near Lapwai ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lapwai.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lapwai. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lapwai.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lapwai. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lapwai.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lapwai. See our Newspapers Page for Lapwai.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lapwai ...
Looking for more information about Lapwai? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Lapwai, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lapwai.
Adding Lapwai to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lapwai in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lapwai was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).
We also found Lapwai on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1937).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Lapwai.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lapwai. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Nez Perce County: www.co.nezperce.id.us/
The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023