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Welcome to Kootenai ...

The city of Kootenai is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Kootenai is located in Bonner County<1> (at the time of its founding, Kootenai was located in Kootenai County).



The pronunciation of Kootenai: KOO-tun-ee<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kootenai, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kootenai has a population of 977 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Kootenai is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Kootenai (for example, toward Libby (MT)), you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Kootenai: (208) & (986)<5>

The ZIP code for Kootenai: 83840<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kootenai had an population of 977 people. This is an increase of 44.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 121.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kootenai had a population of 678 people. This makes Kootenai the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Kootenai represents 0.04% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 678 people, the population of Kootenai increased 53.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 441 people).

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

Communities near Kootenai ...

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

  • Dover
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <8>
  • Clark Fork
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark Fork
    • Clark Fork is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark Fork <8>
  • East Hope
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hope
    • East Hope is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
  • Hope
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope <8>
  • Colburn
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Sagle
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Algoma
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma is located in Bonner County
  • Samuels
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samuels have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels
    • Samuels is located in Bonner County
  • Dufort
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufort
    • Dufort is located in Bonner County
  • Wrencoe
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrencoe
    • Wrencoe is located in Bonner County

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 Kootenai. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kootenai.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kootenai. 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 Kootenai.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kootenai ...

Looking for more information about Kootenai? 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 Kootenai, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kootenai.

Adding Kootenai to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kootenai 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 Kootenai was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kootenai on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Idaho (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kootenai.

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

The official website for Bonner County: www.co.bonner.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 Bonner, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Kootenai. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kootenai.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kootenai - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kootenai). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kootenai or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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