Nez Perce County, Idaho

county in Idaho, United States

Nez Perce County (pron. Nezz Purse) is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, 39,265 people lived there.[1] The county seat and largest city is Lewiston.[2] The county is named after the Nez Perce tribe.

Nez Perce County
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston
Map of Idaho highlighting Nez Perce 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°20′N 116°45′W / 46.33°N 116.75°W / 46.33; -116.75
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedFebruary 4, 1864
Named forNez Perce tribe
Largest cityLewiston
 • Total856 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Land848 sq mi (2,200 km2)
 • Water8.2 sq mi (21 km2)  0.85%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density47.6/sq mi (18.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district1st



Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

  • Gifford
  • Jacques
  • Lenore
  • Myrtle
  • Southwick
  • Spalding
  • Waha


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.