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Welcome to Hayden Lake ...

The city of Hayden Lake is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Hayden Lake is located in Kootenai County<1>.


The location of Hayden Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Hayden Lake, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

A typical abbreviation for Hayden Lake: Hayden Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hayden Lake has a population of 622 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Hayden Lake is 2,280 feet [695 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Hayden Lake is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Hayden Lake lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Hayden Lake and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Hayden Lake: (208) and (986)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hayden Lake had an population of 622 people. This is an increase of 8.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hayden Lake had a population of 574 people. This makes Hayden Lake the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Hayden Lake represents 0.04% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 115th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 574 people, the population of Hayden Lake increased 16.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 494 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hayden Lake.

Communities near Hayden Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hayden Lake.

  • Coeur d'Alene
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Post Falls
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Falls
    • Post Falls is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,933 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Post Falls <6>
  • Rathdrum
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rathdrum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rathdrum
    • Rathdrum is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,419 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rathdrum <6>
  • Liberty Lake
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Spirit Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Lake
    • Spirit Lake is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spirit Lake <6>
  • Athol
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Hauser
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hauser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hauser
    • Hauser is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hauser <6>
  • Fernan Lake Village
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernan Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernan Lake Village
    • Fernan Lake Village is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 174 people
  • Huetter
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huetter
    • Huetter is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 114 people
  • State Line
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Line
    • State Line is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hayden Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hayden Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hayden Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hayden Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hayden Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Hayden Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hayden Lake ...

Looking for more information about Hayden Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hayden Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hayden Lake.

Adding Hayden Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hayden Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hayden Lake was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Hayden Lake post office opened in 1907.

We also found Hayden Lake on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hayden Lake.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hayden Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kootenai County: www.co.kootenai.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Kootenai, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hayden Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hayden Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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