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Lemhi County, Idaho
Seal of Lemhi County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Lemhi County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1869
Named for Fort Lemhi
Seat Salmon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,570 sq mi (11,835 km²)
4,565 sq mi (11,821 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Lemhi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1869. It was named after Fort Lemhi. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 7,806 (2005 estimate: 7,909) [1]. The county seat is Salmon6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 11,835 km² (4,570 sq mi). 11,821 km² (4,564 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water. The highest point is Scott Peak at 11,393 feet.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,806 people, 3,275 households, and 2,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 4,154 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.63% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,275 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 29.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,185, and the median income for a family was $35,261. Males had a median income of $30,558 versus $18,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,037. About 10.60% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Unincorporated community[]

Coordinates: 44°58′N 113°57′W / 44.96, -113.95

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