Kootenai County, Idaho
|Kootenai County, Idaho|
Location in the state of Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 22, 1864|
|Named for||Kootenai tribe|
|Largest city||Coeur d'Alene|
1,315.69 sq mi (3,408 km²)
1,245.12 sq mi (3,225 km²)
70.57 sq mi (183 km²), 5.36%
111/sq mi (45/km²)
|Time zone||Pacific: UTC-8/-7|
Kootenai County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1864, named after Kootenai tribe. The entire county comprises the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 138,494 at the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city is Coeur d'Alene.
Directly west across the state border is the Spokane, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Spokane County, Washington; the combined population of the two counties was estimated at 614,893 in 2011.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,315.69 square miles (3,407.6 km2), of which 1,245.12 square miles (3,224.8 km2) (or 94.64%) is land and 70.57 square miles (182.8 km2) (or 5.36%) is water. The vast majority of the water area is the county's primary attraction, Lake Coeur d'Alene. Kootenai County is part of the Inland Empire in the Idaho Panhandle.
Adjacent counties 
- Bonner County - north
- Shoshone County - east
- Benewah County - south
- Spokane County, Washington - west
National protected areas 
Once comprising most of the western Panhandle, the county's present boundaries were established in 1915, following the formation of Benewah County to the south. Bonner County to the north had been formed in 1907 from Kootenai County; Bonner County was also divided in 1915 with the formation of Boundary County.
As of the census of 2000, there were 108,685 people, 41,308 households, and 29,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 87 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 46,607 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.84% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.2% were of German, 11.9% English, 10.9% Irish, 9.4% American and 6.1% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.6% spoke English and 1.7% Spanish as their first language.
There were 41,308 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,754, and the median income for a family was $42,905. Males had a median income of $33,661 versus $22,113 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,430. About 7.70% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.
Unincorporated communities 
See also 
- QuickFacts - Kootenai County, Idaho, U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-02-20. Accessed 2009-05-26.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- QuickFacts - Spokane County, Washington, United States Census Bureau, 2009-02-20. Accessed 2009-05-26.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Kootenai County - Idaho.gov
|Spokane County, Washington||Shoshone County|