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Power County, Idaho
Seal of Power County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Power County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 30, 1913
Named for The American Falls Power Plant
Seat American Falls
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,443 sq mi (3,736 km²)
1,406 sq mi (3,640 km²)
37 sq mi (96 km²), 2.57%
 - (2000)
 - Density


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 (2005 estimate: 7,753) [1]. Power County, Idaho is part of the 'Pocatello Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Bannock and Power counties of Idaho. The county seat is American Falls6.

Power County was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 30, 1913 by a partition of Cassia County. It is named for the American Falls Power Plant.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,736 km² (1,443 sq mi). 3,640 km² (1,406 sq mi) of it is land and 96 km² (37 sq mi) of it (2.57%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,538 people, 2,560 households, and 1,968 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 2,844 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.78% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 3.29% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 11.10% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 21.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,560 households out of which 40.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 20.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the county the population was spread out with 33.80% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,226, and the median income for a family was $36,685. Males had a median income of $29,676 versus $20,930 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,007. About 10.80% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 42°41′N 112°50′W / 42.69, -112.84

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