Neither a city nor a town, Pollock, Idaho is an unincorporated community located in Idaho County, Idaho. This community sits on U.S. Route 95 in the northwest section of Idaho about 8 miles south of Riggins, ID. The population of Pollock is around 400 individuals while the population of the greater Idaho County area is closer to 16,000. Idaho County as a whole covers about 8,500 square miles including 18 square miles of water. Because the county is so large, the population density is very low - around 1.9 people per square mile.
Idaho County was originally part of the Washington Territory, established in 1861. The name of the county comes from the name of a steamer, Idaho, which was launched in 1860 on the Columbia River. In 1864, the county was reorganized by the Idaho Territorial Legislature. Though originally named after a steamer, Idaho County is one of seven U.S. counties that shares a name with the state in which it is located.