Genesee is a quiet community nestled in the fertile rolling hills and prairie of Idaho's Palouse country, half way between Moscow and Lewiston. Some of our citizens work in local business, while others are employed in the nearby communities.
a charming place
for growing families
The city is well managed and has a superb school system. Catholic, Lutheran and Community churches are important social as well as spiritual centers. The Senior Citizen Center, located between City Hall and the Library, is home to many functions and includes an active American Legion Post downstairs. The Masonic Lodge and the Genesee Civic Association have both been active for many years.
With universities and colleges in Moscow, Lewiston, Pullman and Clarkston, diverse cultural and educational opportunities abound. For the outdoor enthusiast fantastic hunting and fishing is within a few miles of the city. The Clearwater and Snake River near Lewiston are world famous for steelhead and Salmon fishing and Dworshak Reservoir, about 60 miles to the east, provides access to unlimited outdoor recreation.
For those who don't miss the hustle and bustle of a big city, Genesee is a wonderful place to raise a family and to enjoy life.
Population decreased by 17 over the last 5 years but is projected
to grow by 57 over the next 5 years.
JobsFrom 2012 to 2017,
Jobs increased by 10.9%.
This change outpaced the national
growth rate of 7.9% by 3%.
Population TrendsPopulation is expected to increase
by 3.2% between 2017 and 2022.
MillennialsPotlatch has 315 Millennials
The national average for
an area this size is 367.
Retiring SoonRetirement is high in Potlatch.
The national average for an area
this size is 269 people
65 or older.
Commuters774 Workers commute to other
towns for work.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting30%
Health Care adn Social Assistance30%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30%
Other Services(except Public Administration)25%
Transportation and Warehousing10%
Accommodation and Food Services9%