Idaho State Counties
Clearwater: Population


  • Had a population of 9,015 in 2022.

  • Gained 254 residents between 2010 and 2022.
  • Grew by 2.9 percent between 2010 and 2022, compared to an increase of 23.7 percent in Idaho as a whole.   

  • Lost 1,856 residents since 1970.
  • Had a 2010-2022 rate of population change that ranked 39th – from highest to lowest – out of the 44 counties reporting data.

To get the most out of this indicator . . .


Ask questions:


·         Is the local population growing or declining?

·         How quickly is it changing?

·         Is it changing steadily over time, or have there been periods of rapid change alternating with periods of little change?


Look at other indicators:


·         “Population: Migration and natural change” - Which component of population change is having the greatest impact on population change?

·         “Population: Race” and/or “Population: Hispanic origin” - Are specific groups growing or declining faster than others?

·         “Employment: Number of jobs” – How does population growth compare to job growth?

·         “County types: County policy type codes” – Is your county classified as a “population loss” county?


Dig deeper:


·         Look at the county rankings for your state and/or view maps to see how your county compares to others.

·         Take a Big Picture view of your county.

·         If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.

Note: 2011-2019 estimates were revised per the Census Bureau's updates when the 2020 data were released.

Source: 1970 & 1980: U.S. Bureau of the Census, County Population Census Counts, (;
2001-2009, 2011-2022: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program, (;
1990, 2000, 2010: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Explore Census Data, (; DATE LAST UPDATED: April 12, 2023.

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