Latah County, Idaho

county in Idaho, United States

Latah County is a county located in the north central region of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, 37,244 people lived there.[1] The county seat and largest city is Moscow,[2] the home of the University of Idaho, the state's flagship and land-grant university.

Latah County
Moscow Post Office and Courthouse
Map of Idaho highlighting Latah County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°50′24″N 116°40′36″W / 46.84°N 116.6767°W / 46.84; -116.6767
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedMay 14, 1888
Named forLatah Creek
Largest cityMoscow
 • Total1,077 sq mi (2,790 km2)
 • Land1,077 sq mi (2,790 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.09%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density36.5/sq mi (14.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district1st
University of Idaho Administration Building (1909) in Moscow



Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townsEdit

  • Avon
  • Blaine
  • Brickaville
  • Collins
  • Cora
  • Cornwall
  • Crescent
  • Freeze
  • Hampton
  • Lenville
  • Linden
  • Nora
  • Park
  • Pine Creek
  • Taney
  • Thorn Creek
  • Woodfell


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.