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Jerome County, Idaho

US county information
NameJerome County
StateIdaho
SeatJerome
Largest cityJerome
US Area
Total Area601.87 sq mi (1558.8 km2)
Land Area599.84 sq mi (1553.6 km2)
Water Area2.03 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Population18342 (2000)
Density11.8/km2 (30.6/sq mi)
Named forJerome Hill, a developer of the North Side Irrigation Project,
his son-in-law Jerome Kuhn,
or his grandson Jerome Kuhn, Jr.
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Jerome County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 18,342 (2008 estimate: 20,468). The county seat and largest city is Jerome.

Jerome County was created by the Idaho Legislature on February 8, 1919, by a partition of Lincoln County. It named after either Jerome Hill, a developer of the North Side Irrigation Project, his son-in-law Jerome Kuhn, or his grandson Jerome Kuhn, Jr.

The Minidoka Relocation Camp, one of ten Japanese American internment camps set up during World War II, was located in Jerome County, six miles north of Eden.

Jerome County is part of the Twin Falls, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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