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Time Zone: Kootenai County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Coeur d'Alene is the Seat for Kootenai County.

Kootenai County was founded in 1864 and was created by taking area from Nez PerceCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kootenai had a population of 139,390 people. This is an increase of 28.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 108,685 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kootenai represented 8.4% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 44 counties).

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
2000108,685The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kootenai County Census Page for Kootenai County.


Below are some of the communities located in Kootenai County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kootenai County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Coeur d'Alene   43,80534,51426.92% increase  
Post Falls   26,90917,24756% increase  
Hayden   13,1909,15944.01% increase  
Rathdrum   6,9484,81644.27% increase  
Dalton Gardens   2,3922,2785% increase  

Websites for Kootenai County

Official Website:   www.co.kootenai.id.us/

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

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