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The 2000 Census showed that Kootenai County had a population of 108,685 people. This represented 8.4% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 44 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Kootenai had a population of 139,390 people. This is an increase of 28.25% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010138,494+27.43%-0.64% since 2009
2009139,390+28.25%+1.75% since 2008
2008136,998+26.05%+2.3% since 2007
2007133,922+23.22%+2.74% since 2006
2006130,353+19.94%+2.93% since 2005
2005126,641+16.52%+4.19% since 2004
2004121,553+11.84%+3.97% since 2003
2003116,910+7.57%+2.55% since 2002
2002114,000+4.89%+2.05% since 2001
2001111,707+2.78%+2.78% since 2000
2000108,685The Last Census

Kootenai County had 46,607 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Kootenai County has a total area<3> of 1,315 square miles [3,407 km²]. Of this total, 1,245 square miles [3,224 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.36%) being water (70.6 square miles [182.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Kootenai County had a population density of 87.3 people per square mile [33.7 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 44 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Kootenai County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Kootenai and the state of Idaho.

Click here for the Kootenai County QuickFact (QF-16055).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Kootenai County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Coeur d'AleneQF-161675043,80534,51426.92%
Post FallsQF-166481026,90917,24756.02%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Kootenai County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BenewahQF-16009   S9,2589,1710.95%
BonnerQF-16017   N41,40336,83512.4%
ShoshoneQF-16079   SE12,66013,771-8.07%
Spokane (WA)QF-53063   W468,684417,93912.14%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Kootenai. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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