Lapwai, Idaho

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Lapwai, Idaho

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High Points

Lapwai strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 8% Lapwai Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Lapwai, Idaho

Comparing Lapwai to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Lapwai Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles S of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 273 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Nez Perce
Standard Zip Codes 83540
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.405
Longitude -116.803

Lapwai Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
Station PULLMAN 2 NW
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 50 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
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Lapwai Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,134 100%
Male 544 48%
Female 590 52%
Under 18 451 39.8%
18+ 683 60.2%
65+ 74 6.5%
Median Age 26.1
Average Family Size 3.68
White 183 16.1%
African-American 6 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 923 81.4%
Other 7 0.6%
Mixed Race 15 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 49 4.3%

Estimated Lapwai Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,116
Growth -18
Growth % -1.6%

Lapwai Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 87.9%
German 2.7%
US/American 2.6%
Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
English 0.8%
African 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lapwai, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Spalding (83540)
Sweetwater (83540)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lapwai 1,134 $30,417
Culdesac 378 $31,364
Genesee 946 $47,794
Juliaetta 609 $39,250
Kendrick 369 $42,000
Lewiston 30,904 $45,410
Winchester 308 $40,179

Lapwai Public Libraries

Prairie-river District
Lapwai, Idaho
(208) 843-7254

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Lapwai High Schools (2004)

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Serves 258 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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