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Adams County
Adams County Courthouse
Adams County Courthouse
Official seal of Adams County
Map of Idaho highlighting Adams County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Idaho
Founded March 3, 1911
Named for John Adams
Seat Council
Largest city Council
 • Total 1,370 sq mi (3,500 km2)
 • Land 1,363 sq mi (3,530 km2)
 • Water 6.7 sq mi (17 km2)  0.5%
 • Total 4,379
 • Density 3.196/sq mi (1.234/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 1st

Adams County is a rural county in the state of Idaho. As of the 2020 census, the county had a population of 4,379, making it the fifth-least populous county in Idaho. The county seat and largest city is Council. Established 113 years ago in 1911, the county was named for second U.S. President John Adams.

Adams County is home to the Brundage Mountain ski area, northeast of New Meadows, and the Little Ski Hill, just west of McCall.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,370 square miles (3,500 km2), of which 1,363 square miles (3,530 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties


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National protected areas


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,966
1930 2,867 −3.3%
1940 3,407 18.8%
1950 3,347 −1.8%
1960 2,978 −11.0%
1970 2,877 −3.4%
1980 3,347 16.3%
1990 3,254 −2.8%
2000 3,476 6.8%
2010 3,976 14.4%
2020 4,379 10.1%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,976 people, 1,748 households, and 1,185 families in the county. The population density was 2.9 inhabitants per square mile (1.1/km2). There were 2,636 housing units at an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.73/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% white, 1.0% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.1% black or African American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.3% were German, 18.0% were English, 14.6% were Irish, and 4.9% were American.

Of the 1,748 households, 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.2% were non-families, and 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 50.0 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,004 and the median income for a family was $45,590. Males had a median income of $31,050 versus $26,413 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,730. About 8.8% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.



Unincorporated communities

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