Idaho Maps offers historical and pictorial perspectives of its rich Idaho’s past. This section is a peripheral look through the U.S. Census, and what took place during that decadal era.
The 1890 census brought an end to the territorial status, and Idaho was admitted to the Stae of the Union on July 3, 1890 as the 43rd State. The original federal census of 1890 was fragramented because on January 10, 1921 in Washington D.C. the Commerce Department had been destroyed by fire with these records, so the State of Idaho was lost in that castrophic event. The following five counties had been organized by the territorial legislatures:
In 1895 however, Alturas and Logan counties were completely abolished, and several new counties were created in its place.
U.S. Census Bureau was able to record the statistics for all counties. The new statehood 88,548. Population of States and Counties of the United States, 1790-1990 (Mar 1995) showed the following statistics of the 1890 by county:
Original Works © Elaine Johnson 1996-1998 Historical Works © Matthew D. Friend 2017