Fernwood, Idaho

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Fernwood, Idaho
Fernwood in North Idaho
Fernwood in North Idaho
Coordinates: 47°06′44″N 116°23′34″W / 47.11222°N 116.39278°W / 47.11222; -116.39278Coordinates: 47°06′44″N 116°23′34″W / 47.11222°N 116.39278°W / 47.11222; -116.39278
Country United States
State Idaho
County Benewah
Elevation[1] 2,733 ft (833 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 684
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
ZIP code 83830
Area code(s) 208

Fernwood is a small unincorporated community in the southeastern corner of Benewah County, Idaho, United States, located just to the east of State Highway 3. The city shares a public K-6 school with the communities of Clarkia, Santa and Emida. All students attend high school and middle school in St. Maries.[2]

The 2000 census recorded a population of 684[3] with an average household income of $27,578. The median age in the tabulation area is 41.2 and the average household size is 2.51.[4]

Early Inhabitants[edit]

The Coeur d’Alene people initially inhabited this area for thousands of years prior to the coming of white settlers. The native name of the area is Epschssups'n or “It has a little tail.”[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: USGS Place names
  2. ^ Upriver School District #41, District website, archived from the original on 2011-07-18, retrieved 2007-03-17 
  3. ^ The figure represents the entire area of Fernwood-Santa-Emida ZCTA and not the actual population of the city.
  4. ^ United States Census Bureau (2000), 2000 Census of Population, retrieved 2007-03-17 
  5. ^ Coeur d'Alene Tribe GIS Program