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Welcome to Kootenai ...

The pronunciation of Kootenai: KOO-tun-ee<1>

The city of Kootenai is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kootenai has a population of 834 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Kootenai is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<3>.

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).

The telephone area code for Kootenai: (208)

The ZIP code for Kootenai: 83840<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kootenai had an population of 834 people. This is an increase of 23.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.12% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Kootenai ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Kootenai and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Clark Fork   [Map]   561   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cocolalla   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Colburn   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Dover   [Map]   735   SW   5 miles [8 km]
East Hope   [Map]   218   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hope   [Map]   90   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Kootenai.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kootenai. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kootenai.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Kootenai. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kootenai.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kootenai - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Kootenai. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kootenai) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kootenai. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kootenai

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kootenai. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3113, Longitude: -116.5180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kootenai have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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