Lapwai, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lapwai, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Lapwai had a population of 1,240 as of July 1, 2017. Lapwai ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lapwai is located at latitude 46.4037 and longitude -116.8042 in Nez Perce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lapwai (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nez Perce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Lapwai (GNIS ID: 2411624) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lapwai is located within Nez Perce Division of Nez Perce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lapwai population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lapwai, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,240
Daytime Population: Workers 627
Daytime Population: Residents 793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 1,240
Population in Familes 1,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,556
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $47,689
Average Household Income $60,944
Per Capita Income $21,459


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $150,806
Average Home Value $183,265


Total Households 400
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 296
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 0.92%
Households 1.12% 0.88%
Families 1.17% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Lapwai, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lapwai to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 65th
Population Density # 63 73rd
Diversity Index # 35 85th
Median Household Income # 79 66th
Per Capita Income # 112 51st

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