White Bird, Idaho

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White Bird is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. The population was 106 at the 2000 census.



White Bird is located at 45°45′40″N 116°18′6″W / 45.76111°N 116.30167°W / 45.76111; -116.30167 (45.761023, -116.301768).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


At the southwest corner of the Camas Prairie, White Bird is near the Salmon River crossing point for the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is also the location of the 1877 Battle of White Bird Canyon, which was the first fight of the Nez Perce war and a significant defeat of the U.S. Army. Chief White Bird was a leader of the tribe. The summit of White Bird Hill is 2700 feet (823 m) above the city, ascended via U.S. Highway 95.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 106 people, 59 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,623.7 people per square mile (584.7/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 1,118.2/sq mi (402.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.17% White, 0.94% Native American, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 59 households out of which 6.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.31.

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