Kootenai County

Kootenai County, Idaho

PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
Phone: (208) 446-1000
Fax: (208) 446-1188

On the western border of the ID panhandle, east of Spokane, WA; original county; organized Dec 22, 1864 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Kootenai (or Kutenai) Indian tribe, whose name means 'water people.'

Area (sq mi):: 1315.69 (land 1245.12; water 70.57) Population per square mile: 102.50
Population 2005: 127,668 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 17.50%; 1990-2000 55.70% Population 2000: 108,685 (White 94.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,430; median household $37,754; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,012-$24,805
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Coeur d'Alene County seat (38,388)
  • Post Falls (21,351)
  • Hayden (11,086)

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