Ferdinand, Idaho

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Ferdinand is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. The population was 145 at the 2000 census.



Ferdinand is located at 46°9′10″N 116°23′26″W / 46.15278°N 116.39056°W / 46.15278; -116.39056 (46.152701, -116.390438),[1] at an elevation of 3720 feet (1124 m) above sea level on the Camas Prairie. The city is within the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, near its southern border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


Northbound U.S. Route 95 was formerly routed westward through town as Main Street, first passing underneath the railroad tracks. Exiting town, old US-95 then resumed northward, following a descending tributary into Lawyers Creek Canyon. Two miles (3 km) north of Ferdinand, the old highway passed underneath an impressive timber railroad trestle (photos) of the Camas Prairie Railroad, then descended into the canyon to cross the creek into Lewis County. Before climbing a tributary up to Craigmont, the highway briefly paralleled a massive steel railroad trestle near its base, its track nearly 300 (91 m) feet above the creek. The highway was re-routed in the 1990s; the straighter US-95 now bypasses Ferdinand on its east side and stays east of the railroad and above the canyon, crossing it on a new elevated bridge (photo), directly above the old one.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 145 people, 60 households, and 40 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,027.1 people per square mile (399.9/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 474.6/sq mi (184.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.62% White, 0.69% Native American, and 0.69% from two or more races.

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