Wednesday, March 16, 2011

North Idaho population climbs

Kootenai County is the third most populated county in Idaho, according to the latest census figures.
With over 138,000 residents, Kootenai County filled the number three spot behind Ada County, home of Boise, which has 205,671 residents and Canyon County's 188,923 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Overall, Idaho's population increased by 21 percent, or 273,600 new residents, in the last decade.
According to the figures, Post Falls, the state's 10th largest city, added 10,377 people since 2000 and boosted its population to 27,574.
Coeur d'Alene is in seventh place with a population of 44,137, according to the figures. Rathdrum's population is 6,826 and Spirit Lake has 1,945 residents.
-There are 8,977 vacant homes in Kootenai County, either bank or real estate owned.
-Rathdrum has 134 vacant homes
-Coeur d'Alene has 1,824
-Post Falls, 887
-Hayden, 113
-Sandpoint, 554
-Kellogg, 299

-Ralph Bartholdt

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