Clearwater County , Idaho

Clearwater County: County in Idaho, United States

Clearwater County locator map
Location of Clearwater County on Idaho map.


Clearwater County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,761 and a population density of 1 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 8,756 inhabitants. Its county seat is Orofino. The county was created 110 years ago in 1911.

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Clearwater County is located at 46°40'25"N 115°39'25"W (46.6737000, -115.6568600). It has 3 neighbors: Idaho County, Lewis County and Shoshone County.

Clearwater County map

The largest city of Clearwater County is Orofino with a population of 3,099. Other cities include, Pierce population 590, Weippe population 444, Peck population 196 and Elk River population 122. See all Clearwater County cities & populated places.


Clearwater County forecast: Areas of frost after 3am. Mostly clear, with a low around 35. more

Clearwater County Quick Facts

Population : 8,756 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Idaho (United States)
Different from : Clearwater County
Area : 6444 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.2%
Land as percent of area : 98.8%
Named for : Clearwater River
Altitude : 4,567 feet / 1392 meters
Capital : Orofino
Establishment : February 02, 1911
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 08:27:04 (20th October 2021)
Density : 1 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -0.06% (2010-2019)
Weather : 35℉ Mostly Clear then Areas Of Frost 7-days weather

Clearwater County has 3 neighbours.

  • Orofino


According to census records, the population of Clearwater County decreased by 0.06% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,761 - census
2011 8,609 -1.77% estimation process
2012 8,579 -0.35% estimation process
2013 8,568 -0.13% estimation process
2014 8,561 -0.08% estimation process
2015 8,554 -0.08% estimation process
2016 8,651 1.12% estimation process
2017 8,646 -0.06% estimation process
2018 8,758 1.28% estimation process
2019 8,756 -0.02% estimation process

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Other places with the same name (2)

Clearwater County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Clearwater County.

City Name Population Title
Orofino 3,099 City in Clearwater County, Idaho, United States
Pierce 590 City in Clearwater County, Idaho, United States
Weippe 444 City in Clearwater County, Idaho, United States
Peck 196 City in Idaho
Elk River 122 City in Clearwater County, Idaho, United States

Idaho Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
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Boise 228,959 City in and state capital of Idaho, United States
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Bonneville County 119,062 County in Idaho, United States
Meridian 114,161 City in Ada County, Idaho, United States
Nampa 99,277 City in Canyon County, Idaho, United States
Bannock County 87,808 County in Idaho, United States
Twin Falls County 86,878 County in Idaho, United States
Idaho Falls 62,888 City in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States
Caldwell 58,481 City in and county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States
Pocatello 56,637 City in Idaho
Coeur d'Alene 52,414 City in Idaho, United States
Twin Falls 50,197 City in Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States
Bingham County 46,811 County in Idaho, United States
Bonner County 45,739 County in Idaho, United States