These Idaho Counties are Some of the Least Populated in the U.S.
It is nice to know that there are areas of Idaho that are still all about the simple life. Less crowds, less people, more space, more peace and quiet.
Stacker.com pulled together a list of the most rural places in the United States according to data. They did the top 50 most rural counties and Idaho came up twice. A lot of the top 10 were in Alaska, not a big surprise. I lived there for nearly 5 years and there is a lot of open space in that massive state.
For Idaho the least populated or most rural county is Clark County. The government website says, "Established February 1, 1919 with its county seat at Dubois. Named for Sam K. Clark, early settler on Medicine Lodge Creek who became the first State Senator from Clark County. The city of Dubois was named for U.S. Senator Fred Dubois, a prominent Idaho political figure in early history."
It made Stackers list at #25 out of 50 from around the country. Stacker breaks down why, with Population density: 55.66 people / 100 square miles, Population: 982 in an area of 1,764 square miles.
Another Idaho county that made the list coming in at number #49 is Custer County, Idaho. "Historical and scenic Custer County, founded in 1881 and located in Central Idaho. Its landscape consists of arid desert, flat green valleys, and rugged rocky peaks and contains the highest mountain in Idaho, Mount Borah at 12,662 ft."
The Stacker info includes: Population density: 88.76 people / 100 square miles, Population: 4,368 in an area: 4,921 square miles.
Most of our nearby states made the list. Nevada, Wyoming and Montana all came up a few times.