Benewah County, Idaho

On the St. Joe River
Cities & Towns:
St. Maries

Benewah County is in northwestern Idaho with Washington to the west. Most of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation is here. Benewah County was named after a Couer d'Alene chief. Benewah County was founded in 1915 and contains 776 square miles of land and 8 square miles of water. The county seat is St. Maries.

White Pine Scenic Byway
Along the White Pine Scenic Byway in Benewah County
Fast Facts about Benewah County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 86.2%
Hispanic: 2.6%
Native American: 7.8%
Two or More Races: 1.9%
African-American: 1.1%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 70%
Government Sector: 21%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 12 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Benewah County: 83.7
2009 Estimates:
Population: 9,258
Males: 4,722
Females: 4,536
Median Resident Age: 39.2 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $37,700
Estimated Median Home Value: $124,600
Major Industries:
Health Care, Wood Products, Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Construction, Government, Transportation Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Lodging & Food Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Retail Services
Bottom photo courtesy of the Idaho Department of Tourism.
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