Located approximately 23 miles from Moscow, Kendrick is a town of about 300 residents. Founded by Thomas Kirby in 1889, Kendrick was first known as Latah or Latah City. On May 24, 1889, the post office was established, and Kirby became the first Postmaster and the town was called Kirby. However, in May 1890, based on a guarantee that the Northern Pacific Railroad would extend its track to the town, the town was named Kendrick in honor of the chief engineer of the Northern Pacific, James P. Kendrick. Kendrick incorporated on October 15, 1890. Today the track is the Ed Corkill Memorial Bike Trail linking the towns of Kendrick and Juliaetta together.
A Community with Everything
PopulationPopulation grew by 8 over
the last 5 years but is projected
to grow by 29 over the next 5 years.
JobsJobs grew by 39 over
the last 5 years.
Projected to grow by 17 over
the next 5 years.
Avg. EarningsRegional average earnings
per job are $20K below the
national average earnings of $64.2K per job.
MillennialsDeary has 153 Millennials (ages 24-34)
The national average for
an area this size is 179.
Retiring SoonRetirement is high in Kendrick.
The national average for an area
this size is 242 people
55 or older,
while there are 269 here.
EmploymentFrom 2012 to 2017, jobs increased by 12.1%
in Kendrick from 321 to 360.
This change outpaced national
growth rate of 8.2% by 3.9%.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting68%
Accommodation and Food Services17%
Finance and Insurance16%
Health Care and Social Assistance16%
Other Services (except Public Administration15%