Power County, Idaho

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Power County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 7,538 (2008 estimate: 7,683).[1]

Power County is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Bannock and Power counties. The county seat and largest city is American Falls[2].

Power County was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 30, 1913, by a partition of Cassia County. It is named for an early hydroelectric power plant (1902) at the American Falls.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,443 square miles (3,736 km²), of which 1,406 square miles (3,640 km²) is land and 37 square miles (96 km²) (2.57%) is water.

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