Rathdrum, Idaho

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Rathdrum, Idaho
City
Location in Kootenai County and the state of Idaho
Location in Kootenai County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 47°48′30″N 116°53′33″W / 47.80833°N 116.89250°W / 47.80833; -116.89250Coordinates: 47°48′30″N 116°53′33″W / 47.80833°N 116.89250°W / 47.80833; -116.89250
Country United States
State Idaho
County Kootenai
Government
 • Mayor Vic Holmes
Area[1]
 • Total 4.95 sq mi (12.82 km2)
 • Land 4.95 sq mi (12.82 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,211 ft (674 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,826
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,024
 • Density 1,379.0/sq mi (532.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83858
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-66340
GNIS feature ID 0398027
Website rathdrum.org

Rathdrum is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 6,826 at the 2010 census, up from 4816 in 2000.[4][5] It is part of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entire county. It is named after Rathdrum in Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Rathdrum is located at 47°48′30″N 116°53′33″W / 47.80833°N 116.89250°W / 47.80833; -116.89250 (47.808457, -116.892415), at an elevation of 2,211 feet (674 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.95 square miles (12.82 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The intermediate grade wing of Rathdrum's elementary school, John Brown
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 218
1900 407 86.7%
1910 725 78.1%
1920 509 −29.8%
1930 496 −2.6%
1940 511 3.0%
1950 610 19.4%
1960 710 16.4%
1970 741 4.4%
1980 1,369 84.8%
1990 2,000 46.1%
2000 4,816 140.8%
2010 6,826 41.7%
sources:[4][5][6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 6,826 people, 2,427 households, and 1,852 families residing in the city. The population density was 1380.38 people per square mile (490.83/km²). There were 2,561 housing units at an average density of 517.90 per square mile (199.97/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.2% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 2,427 households of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 20, 57.4% from 20 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.3 years. Females represented the majority of the population at 51.6%, with males in the minority at 48.4%.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Rathdrum, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-13
  5. ^ a b "Quickfacts: Rathdrum, Idaho". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  6. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 97.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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