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Welcome to Lapwai ...

The city of Lapwai is located in Nez Perce County<1>.

The location of Lapwai has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Lapwai: LAP-way<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lapwai has a population of 1,143 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lapwai.

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 (which had 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.

  • Lewiston [Nez Perce County]
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    • Lewiston [Nez Perce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Lapwai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,039 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<8>
  • Clarkston [Asotin County]
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    • Clarkston [Asotin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Lapwai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,500 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<8>
  • Asotin [Asotin County]
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    • Asotin [Asotin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Lapwai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asotin<8>
  • Genesee [Latah County]
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    • Genesee [Latah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Lapwai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genesee<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Juliaetta [Latah County]
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      • Juliaetta [Latah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Lapwai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Juliaetta<8>
    • Craigmont [Lewis County]
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      • Craigmont [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Lapwai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigmont<8>
    • Winchester [Lewis County]
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      • Winchester [Lewis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Lapwai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<8>
    • Colton [Whitman County]
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      • Colton [Whitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Lapwai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<8>
    • Culdesac [Nez Perce County]
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      • Culdesac [Nez Perce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Lapwai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culdesac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culdesac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culdesac<8>
    • Uniontown [Whitman County]
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      • Uniontown [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Lapwai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<8>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Idaho

About Nez Perce County

About Idaho

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Nez Perce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lapwai. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lapwai.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lapwai - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lapwai). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lapwai or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lapwai) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lapwai. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LapwaiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lapwai. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4040, Longitude: -116.8045       In this case, the coordinates for Lapwai have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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