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Welcome to Spirit Lake ...

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

Spirit Lake is located in Kootenai County<1>.

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

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).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Spirit Lake.

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

Spirit Lake is within the boundaries of 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Spirit Lake ...

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

  • Coeur d'Alene [Kootenai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeur d'Alene
    • Coeur d'Alene [Kootenai County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Spirit Lake
    • 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>
  • Post Falls [Kootenai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Falls
    • Post Falls [Kootenai County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Spirit Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,933 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Post Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Post Falls<7>
  • Hayden [Kootenai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
    • Hayden [Kootenai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Spirit Lake
    • 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rathdrum
    • Rathdrum [Kootenai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Spirit Lake
    • 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) ...
    • Dalton Gardens [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton Gardens
      • Dalton Gardens [Kootenai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Spirit Lake
      • 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>
    • Newport [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Pend Oreille County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Spirit Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<7>
    • Priest River [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priest River
      • Priest River [Bonner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Spirit Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priest River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priest River<7>
    • Athol [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
      • Athol [Kootenai County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Spirit Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athol<7>
    • Hauser [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hauser
      • Hauser [Kootenai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Spirit Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Hauser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hauser<7>
    • Hayden Lake [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden Lake
      • Hayden Lake [Kootenai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Spirit Lake
      • 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 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that 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 about the above, see References and Mentions for Spirit Lake on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kootenai County

About Idaho

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/

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 Spirit Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spirit Lake - 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 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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spirit Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 LakeOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Spirit Lake 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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