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Power County is a
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located in the
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. As of the
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, the county had a population of 7,817. The
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and largest city is
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. The county was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 30, 1913, by a partition of Cassia County. It is named for an early
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plant (1902) at the
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American Falls
.


Geography

According to the
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, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (2.7%) is water.


Adjacent counties

* Bannock County – east * Oneida County – south * Bingham County – north * Blaine County – northwest * Cassia County – southwest


Major highways

* Interstate 86 *
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* Idaho State Highway 37, SH-37 * Idaho State Highway 39, SH-39


National protected areas

* Caribou National Forest (part) * Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (part) * Curlew National Grassland (part) * Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge (part) * Sawtooth National Forest (part)


Government

Power County's commissioners are: *Ronald Funk (Chairman, District 1) *William Lasley (District 2) *Delane Anderson (District 3)


Demographics


2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,538 people, 2,560 households, and 1,968 families living in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km2). There were 2,844 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.78% Race (United States Census), White, 0.09% Race (United States Census), Black or Race (United States Census), African American, 3.29% Race (United States Census), Native American, 0.32% Race (United States Census), Asian, 0.04% Race (United States Census), Pacific Islander, 11.10% from Race (United States Census), other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 21.73% of the population were Race (United States Census), Hispanic or Race (United States Census), Latino of any race. 18.0% were of Germans, German, 17.6% English people, English and 10.9% United States, American ancestry. There were 2,560 households, out of which 40.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were Marriage, 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.


2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,817 people, 2,641 households, and 2,019 families living in the county. The population density was . There were 2,944 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the county was 75.1% white, 2.3% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 19.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 29.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.7% were Germans, German, 16.7% were English people, English, and 7.2% were Americans, American. Of the 2,641 households, 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.6% were non-families, and 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.39. The median age was 33.2 years. The median income for a household in the county was $40,843 and the median income for a family was $46,391. Males had a median income of $35,674 versus $29,844 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,412. About 8.3% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


Communities


Cities

*
American Falls The American Falls is the second-largest of the three waterfalls that together are known as Niagara Falls on the Niagara River along the Canada–United States border, Canada–U.S. border. Unlike the much larger Horseshoe Falls, of which ap ...
*Pocatello, Idaho, Pocatello (partly) *Rockland, Idaho, Rockland


Census-designated place

*Arbon Valley, Idaho, Arbon Valley


Unincorporated communities

*Arbon, Idaho, Arbon *Neeley, Idaho, Neeley *Pauline, Idaho, Pauline *Roy, Idaho, Roy


See also

*National Register of Historic Places listings in Power County, Idaho


References


External links


County websiteCounty Parcel Map
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