Clearwater County, Idaho

Clearwater County, Idaho
Cities & Towns:
Elk River

Clearwater County is in north central Idaho with Montana to the east. Clearwater County was founded in 1911 and contains 2,461 square miles of land and 27 square miles of water. The county seat is Orofino. The first gold strike in Idaho happened here, about 1 mile north of Pierce on Orofino Creek in 1860.

Fast Facts about Clearwater County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 92.0%
Hispanic: 2.7%
Native American: 2.7%
Asian: 0.7%
Two or More Races: 1.5%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 59%
Government Sector: 31%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Population Density: 3 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Clearwater County: 83.5
2009 Estimates:
Population: 8,043
Males: 4,271
Females: 3,772
Median Resident Age: 41.7 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $38,300
Estimated Median Home Value: $122,600
Major Industries:
Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Wood Products, Health Care, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Social Services, Retail Services
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