Clearwater County, Idaho

According to the 2000 Census, Clearwater County, Idaho has a population of 8,930 people. Of those, 8,467 (95%) are White, 13 (0%) are Black, and 165 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 511 (or 6% of the 8,930 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Clearwater County a population of 8,419 with a demographic that is 95% White, 0% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 8,930 511 8,419
White 8,467 448 8,019
Black 13 6 7
Latino 165 26 139


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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