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Welcome to Spirit Lake ...
The city of Spirit Lake is located in the Idaho Panhandle.
The location of Spirit Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Spirit Lake, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.
A typical abbreviation for Spirit Lake: Spirit Lk.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Spirit Lake has a population of 2,532 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Spirit Lake is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spirit Lake had an population of 2,532 people. This is an increase of 30.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 84.01% since the 2000 Census).
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 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Spirit Lake.
Communities Also Named Spirit Lake ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Spirit Lake ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spirit Lake.
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 Spirit Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spirit Lake.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spirit Lake.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spirit Lake. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Spirit Lake to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).
We also found Spirit Lake on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Spirit Lake.
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.
The official website for Kootenai County: www.co.kootenai.id.us/
The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023