Nez Perce, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 5,296.
Males: 2,855  (53.9%)
Females: 2,441  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Idaho median age:  33.2 years

Zip code: 83544

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,289 (it was $31,385 in 2000)
Nez Perce:

$39,289
ID:

$46,783

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,913 (it was $15,145 in 2000)

Nez Perce CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,932 (it was $82,800 in 2000)
Nez Perce:

$144,932
ID:

$159,000
  • Races in Nez Perce, ID (2000)

    Nez Perce races chart
    • 5,27892.3%White alone
    • 1492.6%American Indian alone
    • 1242.2%Hispanic
    • 1212.1%Two or more races
    • 270.5%Asian alone
    • 120.2%Black alone
    • 50.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.07%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Nez Perce: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 105.0 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Nez Perce, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Nez Perce:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nez Perce CCD:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Nez Perce CCD:  0.9% ($743)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Nez Perce satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (93.8 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (288.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (864.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Orofino, ID (0.7 miles ), Riverside, ID (1.2 miles ), Peck, ID (2.7 miles) , Leland, ID (3.9 miles ), Reubens, ID (4.2 miles) , Weippe, ID (4.2 miles ), Nezperce, ID (4.2 miles ), Craigmont, ID (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 116.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Nez Perce household income distribution Nez Perce home values distribution

Nez Perce tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wood products (11%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Nez Perce: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Nez Perce, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Nez Perce-area historical earthquake activity is below Idaho state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 302.7 miles away from Nez Perce center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 299.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 418.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 301.6 miles away from Nez Perce center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clearwater County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Nez Perce:

  • CLEARWATER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; OROFINO, ID)
  • CLEARWATER VALLEY HOSPITAL & CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 1 miles away; OROFINO, ID)

Airports located in Nez Perce:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nez Perce:

  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 37 miles; Lewiston, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 40 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 46 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • North Idaho College (about 86 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 94 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 97 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 98 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

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Notable locations in Nez Perce: United Brethren Camp (A), Merrys Bay Campground (B), Bruces Eddy Campground (C), McGill Spur Access Area (D), Greer Access Area (E), Ahsahka Access Area (F), Canyon and Kelly Creek Ranger Station (G), Big Eddy Campground (H), Dworshak Dam and Visitor Center (I), Dworshak National Fish Hatchery (J), Clearwater County Ambulance (K), Upper Fords Creek Rural Fire Department (L), Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association (M), Twin Ridge Rural Fire Department (N), Orofino Fire Department Station 2 (O), Sunnyside Rural Fire District (P), Evergreen Rural Fire District (Q), Orofino Fire Department Station 1 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Nez Perce: Gilbert Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hill Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Canyon Creek (A), Big Creek (B), North Fork Clearwater River (C), Whiskey Creek (D), Jim Ford Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Lolo Creek (G), Deer Creek (H), Orofino Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nez Perce include: Beaver Dam Recreation Area (1), Lewis-Clark Canoe Camp State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clearwater County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 52.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 27.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.2%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.0%
Whole state:

11.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in Nez Perce in 2010:

  • 531 people in state prisons
  • 55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Nez Perce in 2000:

  • 486 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

Nez Perce compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Idaho average:

11.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nez Perce CCD (based on Clearwater County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,41115
Other5643
Mainline Protestant4705
Catholic3821
None5,934-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Clearwater County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Clearwater County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Clearwater County:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Clearwater County:

25.7%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

11.7%

6.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nez Perce County, ID  1.20% ($26,971 average AGI)
from Latah County, ID  0.58% ($26,529)


7.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nez Perce County, ID  2.21% ($28,292 average AGI)
to Latah County, ID  0.65% ($11,737)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.34% ($40,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nez Perce:

  • KLER (1300 AM; 5 kW; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KRLC (1350 AM; 5 kW; CLARKSTON LEWISTON,, WA; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLK (1430 AM; 5 kW; ASOTIN, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nez Perce:

  • KLER-FM (95.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: CENTRAL IDAHO BROADCASTING)
  • K213BN (90.5 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: ALACCA BIBLE CONFERENCE, INC.)
  • K272DO (102.3 FM; OROFINO, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNWO (90.1 FM; COTTONWOOD, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KORT-FM (92.7 FM; GRANGEVILLE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMOK (106.9 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCLK-FM (94.1 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVTY (105.1 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDAVEND CO. INC.)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • K274AS (102.7 FM; KAMIAH, ETC., ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KVAB (102.9 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KOZE-FM (96.5 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KZFN (106.1 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: KRPL, INC.)
  • KNWV (90.5 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRFA-FM (91.7 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KATW (101.5 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRLF (88.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: LIVING FAITH F/SHIP EDUC. MINISTRIES)

TV broadcast stations around Nez Perce:

  • K09FV (Channel 9; OROFINO, ID; Owner: OROFINO T.V., INC.)
  • K12DY (Channel 12; OROFINO, ID; Owner: OROFINO T.V., INC.)
  • K11DK (Channel 11; AHSAHKA, ETC., ID; Owner: RIVERSIDE T.V., INC.)
  • K08DU (Channel 8; AHSAHKA, ETC., ID; Owner: RIVERSIDE T.V., INC.)
  • K13EG (Channel 13; AHSAHKA, ETC., ID; Owner: RIVERSIDE T.V., INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1100-B South 5th Street (Nez Perce Wt) (Lat: 46.233778 Lon: -116.246889), Type: Tank, Structure height: 16.8 m, Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: KNKQ400, Licensee ID: L00930041
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2003, Expiration Date: 10/01/2013, Certifier: Gregory A Maras
    Registrant: Inland Cellular LLC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Steven Steiner, 510 Oak Street (Lat: 46.232778 Lon: -116.240833), Type: 20.0, Structure height: 16061 m, Overall height: 20 m
    Registrant: 2082884000, Fccnotices@bhs.Idaho.Gov, 700 S. STRATFORD DRIVE, BLDG #6
  • Stephen Steiner, 510 Oak Street (Lat: 46.232778 Lon: -116.240833), Type: 20.0, Structure height: 16061 m, Overall height: 20 m, Licensee ID: G
    Registrant: 2082884000, Fccnotices@bhs.Idaho.Gov, 700 S. STRATFORD DRIVE, BLDG #6

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 511 4th (Lat: 46.234611 Lon: -116.234306), Call Sign: KQK511, Licensee ID: L00013623
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/19/2003, Expiration Date: 05/27/2013
    Registrant: Bell Equipment Inc, 511 4th, Nezperce, ID 83543, Phone: (208) 937-2402, Fax: (208) 937-2118, Email:
  • 510 Oak Street (Lat: 46.232778 Lon: -116.240833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQQF494
    Assigned Frequencies: 4985.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2012, Expiration Date: 11/27/2022, Certifier: Stephen Steiner
    Registrant: State Of Idaho, Military Division, 700 S. Straford Drive, Bldg #6, Boise, ID 83720-0076, Phone: (208) 288-4000, Fax: (208) 288-2605, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Nez Perce Medical Cl, 501 Oak St. (Lat: 46.233694 Lon: -116.240111), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQOJ912
    Assigned Frequencies: 22075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Nez Perce Library, 502 Oak St. (Lat: 46.233694 Lon: -116.240694), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQOP710
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2011, Expiration Date: 12/12/2021, Certifier: Kevin Owen
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

Nez Perce on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest sunshine amount differences during a year"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
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