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The town of Latah is located in Spokane County<1>.

The pronunciation of Latah: LAY-tah<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Latah, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Latah has a population of 187 people<3> (see below for details).

Latah is 2,510 feet [765 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Latah is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Latah lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Latah lies within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Latah: 99018<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Latah had an population of 187 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Latah had a population of 183 people. This makes Latah the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 183 people, the population of Latah increased 21.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 151 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Latah.

Communities near Latah ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Latah.

  • Tekoa
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Garfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Rosalia
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Rockford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Oakesdale
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
  • Spangle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Worley
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley
    • Worley is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worley <6>
  • Malden
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Farmington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)

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 Latah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Latah.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Latah. 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 Latah.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Latah. See our Newspapers Page for Latah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Latah ...

Looking for more information about Latah? 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 Latah, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Latah.

Adding Latah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Latah 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 Latah was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Latah post office opened in 1883.

We also found Latah in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Latah.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Latah. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Latah. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Latah.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Latah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Latah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Latah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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