• Genesee, Idaho

    a charming place for growing families

    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.

    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.

  • Overview

    Population: 1,616

    From 2018 Population increased by 2 over the last 5 years but is projected to grow by 44 over the next 5 years.

    Jobs: 1.1%

    From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 1.1%. The national growth rate is 8.2%

    Average Earnings: $49.8K

    In 2018 the average earnings per job was $49.8K.


  • Industry

    Millennials: 295

    Genesee has 295 Millennials. The national average for an area this size is 332.

    Retiring Soon: 483

    Retirement is average in Genesee. The national average for an area this size is 458 people 55 or older.

    Commuters: 513

    513 workers commute to other towns for work.

    source: Emsi Reports

  • Workforce Data