Spirit Lake, Idaho

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Spirit Lake, Idaho
Spirit Lake & Packsaddle Mountain viewed from Mount Spokane
Spirit Lake & Packsaddle Mountain viewed from Mount Spokane
Location of Spirit Lake in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Location of Spirit Lake in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Spirit Lake, Idaho is located in the United States
Spirit Lake, Idaho
Spirit Lake, Idaho
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 47°58′0″N 116°51′59″W / 47.96667°N 116.86639°W / 47.96667; -116.86639Coordinates: 47°58′0″N 116°51′59″W / 47.96667°N 116.86639°W / 47.96667; -116.86639
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyKootenai
Government
 • MayorTodd Clary
Area
 • Total2.51 sq mi (6.51 km2)
 • Land2.51 sq mi (6.51 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,569 ft (783 m)
Population
 • Total1,945
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,167
 • Density862.66/sq mi (333.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
83869
Area code(s)208
FIPS code16-76060
GNIS feature ID0398162
Websitewww.spiritlakeid.gov

Spirit Lake is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 1,945 at the 2010 census, up from 1,376 in 2000.[4] It is part of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entire county.

History[edit]

A post office called Spirit Lake has been in operation since 1903.[5] The city took its name from nearby Spirit Lake.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Spirit Lake is located at 47°58′00″N 116°51′59″W / 47.966592°N 116.866383°W / 47.966592; -116.866383,[8] at an elevation of 2,569 feet (783 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.29 square miles (5.93 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910907
19209403.6%
19301,24132.0%
19401,006−18.9%
1950823−18.2%
1960693−15.8%
1970622−10.2%
198083434.1%
1990790−5.3%
20001,37674.2%
20101,94541.4%
Est. 20162,167[3]11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,945 people, 739 households, and 530 families residing in the city. The population density was 849.3 inhabitants per square mile (327.9/km2). There were 797 housing units at an average density of 348.0 per square mile (134.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 739 households of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,376 people, 517 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 723.8 people per square mile (279.6/km²). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 308.8 per square mile (119.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.57% White, 0.15% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

There were 517 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,854, and the median income for a family was $32,337. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $18,092 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,592. About 11.6% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Spirit Lake, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-16
  5. ^ "Kootenai County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  6. ^ Tudehope, Scott (August 25, 1980). "Naming towns in pioneer days was fast, easy - and personal". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 5.
  7. ^ "Picturesque Spirit Lake gets its name from Indian lovers' legend". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (aerial photo). December 1, 1952. p. 14.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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