Washington County, Idaho

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Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. Established in 1879 when Idaho was a territory, it was named after U.S. president George Washington. As of the 2000 Census, the county had a population of 9,977; it is estimated to have risen to 10,147 by 2007.[1] The county seat is Weiser.[2]

Washington County is home to the Idaho ground squirrel.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,474 square miles (3,816 km²), of which 1,456 square miles (3,772 km²) is land and 17 square miles (45 km²) (1.17%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Rivers

Reservoirs

  • Brownlee
  • Crane Creek
  • Mann Creek
  • Paddock Valley

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,977 people, 3,762 households, and 2,738 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,138 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.61% White, 1.03% Asian, 0.66% Native American, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.17% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 13.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.7% were of German, 14.3% English, 10.1% American and 7.7% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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