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Welcome to Post Falls ...

The city of Post Falls is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Post Falls is located in Kootenai County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Post Falls has a population of 36,262 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Post Falls was established in 1871.

Post Falls is 2,190 feet [668 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Post Falls is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Post Falls lies within the (208) area code.

The ZIP codes for Post Falls: 83854, 83877<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Post Falls had an population of 36,262 people. This is an increase of 31.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 110.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Post Falls had a population of 27,574 people (or 19.91% of the total population of Kootenai County). This makes Post Falls the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Post Falls represents 1.76% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,574 people, the population of Post Falls increased 59.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,247 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Post Falls.

Communities near Post Falls ...

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

  • Spokane Valley [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane Valley
    • Spokane Valley [Spokane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Post Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,893 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spokane Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spokane Valley<7>
  • Coeur d'Alene [Kootenai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeur d'Alene
    • Coeur d'Alene [Kootenai County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Post Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeur d'Alene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coeur d'Alene<7>
  • Hayden [Kootenai County]
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    • Hayden [Kootenai County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Post Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<7>
  • Rathdrum [Kootenai County]
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    • Rathdrum [Kootenai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Post Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,419 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Rathdrum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rathdrum<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberty Lake [Spokane County]
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      • Liberty Lake [Spokane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Post Falls
      • Estimated population in 2015: 8,906 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty Lake<7>
    • Spirit Lake [Kootenai County]
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      • Spirit Lake [Kootenai County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Post Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Spirit Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spirit Lake<7>
    • Dalton Gardens [Kootenai County]
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      • Dalton Gardens [Kootenai County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Post Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalton Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton Gardens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalton Gardens<7>
    • Millwood [Spokane County]
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      • Millwood [Spokane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Post Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • Athol [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
      • Athol [Kootenai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Post Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athol<7>
    • Hayden Lake [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden Lake
      • Hayden Lake [Kootenai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Post Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayden Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden Lake<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Post Falls. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Post Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Post Falls ...

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

Adding Post Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Post Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Post Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Idaho

About Kootenai County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Post Falls. 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 have 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 Post Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Post Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Post Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Post Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Post Falls) 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 Post Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Post FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Post Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7186, Longitude: -116.9436       In this case, the coordinates for Post Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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