Spirit Lake, ID Demographics

Population (year 2000): 1,376. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,500 (+9.0% change)
Males: 669 (48.6%), Females: 707 (51.4%)

Kootenai County

Zip code: 83869

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $28,854 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,100 (year 2000)

Races in Spirit Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (16.0%), English (11.9%), United States (11.2%), Norwegian (4.2%), French (4.0%).

Elevation: 2567 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Spirit Lake

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spirit Lake city

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +540 (+64.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Spirit Lake:

  • KOOTENAI MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID)
  • NEWPORT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; NEWPORT, WA)
  • VALLEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 32 miles; SPOKANE, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spirit Lake:

  • COEUR D’ALENE AIR TERM (about 15 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; ID: COE)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 53 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: GEG)
  • FAIRCHILD AFB (about 60 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: SKA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spirit Lake:

  • SILVERWOOD (about 13 miles; ATHOL, ID; ID: S62)
  • PRIEST RIVER MUNI (about 16 miles; PRIEST RIVER, ID; ID: 1S6)
  • BROOKS (about 22 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; ID: S76)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spirit Lake:

  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 22 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; CHENEY, WA; FT enrollment: 7,852)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 79 miles; MOSCOW, ID; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 95 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high school in Spirit Lake:

  • TIMBERLAKE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 732; Location: 5303 WEST HIGHWAY 54; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Spirit Lake:

  • SPIRIT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 309 NORTH 5TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)