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Kootenai County, Idaho
Seal of Kootenai County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Kootenai County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded December 22, 1864
Named for A Native American tribe
Seat Coeur d'Alene
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,316 sq mi (3,408 km²)
1,235 sq mi (3,225 km²)
71 sq mi (183 km²), 5.36%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Kootenai County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1864. It was named after an Indian tribe. It is part of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 108,685 (2005 estimate: 127,668) [1]. The county seat is Coeur d'Alene6.

Kootenai County comprises the Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,408 km² (1,316 sq mi). 3,225 km² (1,245 sq mi) of it is land and 183 km² (71 sq mi) of it (5.36%) is water. It is part of the Palouse, a wide and rolling prairie-like region of the middle Columbia basin.

Adjacent Counties[]


Kootenai County has had a history of disputes between miners and mine owners.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 108,685 people, 41,308 households, and 29,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (87/sq mi). There were 46,607 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). 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.

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.

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Unincorporated community[]

Coordinates: 47°41′N 116°42′W / 47.68, -116.70

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