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The city of Rathdrum is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Rathdrum is located in Kootenai County<1>.


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


The pronunciation of Rathdrum: RATH-drum<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Rathdrum, 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, Rathdrum has a population of 9,149 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Rathdrum is 2,210 feet [674 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Rathdrum is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Rathdrum: (208) and (986)<6>

The ZIP code for Rathdrum: 83858<7>

Websites for Rathdrum ...

Official Website: www.rathdrum.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rathdrum had an population of 9,149 people. This is an increase of 34.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rathdrum had a population of 6,826 people. This makes Rathdrum the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Rathdrum represents 0.44% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,826 people, the population of Rathdrum increased 41.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,816 people).

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

Communities near Rathdrum ...

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

  • Spokane Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Coeur d'Alene
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Post Falls
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 <8>
  • Liberty Lake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Spirit Lake
    (11 miles [17.7 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 <8>
  • Dalton Gardens
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Dalton Gardens
    • Dalton Gardens is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,423 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalton Gardens <8>
  • Millwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
    • Millwood is located in Spokane County (WA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
  • Athol
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Hauser
    (6 miles [9.7 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 <8>
  • Hayden Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hayden Lake
    • Hayden Lake is located in Kootenai County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden Lake <8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rathdrum ...

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

Adding Rathdrum to Our Gazetteer ...

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rathdrum.

The official website for Rathdrum: www.rathdrum.org/

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Rathdrum. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rathdrum.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rathdrum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<7>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 Rathdrum). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rathdrum or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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