Rathdrum, ID Demographics

Population (year 2000): 4,816. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,740 (+19.2% change)
Males: 2,405 (49.9%), Females: 2,411 (50.1%)

Kootenai County

Zip code: 83858

Median resident age: 28.6 years
Median household income: $41,167 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,800 (year 2000)

Races in Rathdrum:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.5%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (24.5%), Irish (14.8%), English (9.1%), Norwegian (8.7%), United States (6.8%), French (4.3%).

Elevation: 2220 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rathdrum

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rathdrum city

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,784 (+137.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rathdrum:

  • KOOTENAI MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID)
  • VALLEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; SPOKANE, WA)
  • NEWPORT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; NEWPORT, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rathdrum:

  • COEUR D’ALENE AIR TERM (about 6 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; ID: COE)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 47 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: GEG)
  • FAIRCHILD AFB (about 55 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: SKA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rathdrum:

  • BROOKS (about 13 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; ID: S76)
  • SILVERWOOD (about 15 miles; ATHOL, ID; ID: S62)
  • PRIEST RIVER MUNI (about 26 miles; PRIEST RIVER, ID; ID: 1S6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rathdrum:

  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 13 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; CHENEY, WA; FT enrollment: 7,852)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 69 miles; MOSCOW, ID; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high schools in Rathdrum:

  • LAKELAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 684 HIGHWAY 53; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • MOUNTAINVIEW ALTERNATVE HIGH (Students: 78; Location: 798 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rathdrum:

  • LAKELAND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 684; Location: 1569 HIGHWAY 41; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • JOHN BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 499; Location: 1568 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GARWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 1500 N RAMSEY ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • BETTY KIEFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 1360 SCHOONER STREET; Grades: KG – 06)