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Spirit Lake, Idaho

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The location of Spirit Lake

Welcome to Spirit Lake ...

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

Spirit Lake is located in Kootenai County.

The location of Spirit Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Spirit Lake: Spirit Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Spirit Lake has a population of 2,318 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Spirit Lake is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Spirit Lake is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Spirit Lake is located in the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Spirit Lake: 83869<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spirit Lake had a population of 1,945 people. This makes Spirit Lake the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Spirit Lake represents 0.12% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,945 people, the population of Spirit Lake increased 41.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,376 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Spirit Lake had an population of 2,318 people. This is an increase of 19.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 68.46% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Spirit Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Spirit Lake and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Athol   [Map]   757   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coeur d'Alene   [Map]   50,665   S   18 miles [29 km]
Dalton Gardens   [Map]   2,389   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hauser   [Map]   732   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hayden Lake   [Map]   613   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hayden   [Map]   14,693   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Spirit Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Spirit Lake - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spirit Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spirit Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spirit Lake. 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 Spirit Lake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Spirit Lake:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spirit Lake ...

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

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About Kootenai County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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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 Spirit Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spirit Lake - 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 Spirit Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spirit Lake 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 '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- Spirit Lake) 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 Spirit Lake. 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 Spirit Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spirit Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9657, Longitude: -116.8658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spirit Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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