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Rathdrum, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Rathdrum had a population of 7,705 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rathdrum is located at latitude 47.7992 and longitude -116.8911 in Kootenai County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rathdrum (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kootenai County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,211 feet.

The City of Rathdrum (GNIS ID: 2411521) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rathdrum is located within Post Falls-Rathdrum Division of Kootenai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rathdrum population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rathdrum: Westwood.

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Rathdrum, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,705
Population in Households 7,705
Population in Familes 6,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,478
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,723
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 2,086
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,966 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 757 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $179,079
Average Home Value $209,245


Median Household Income $50,041
Average Household Income $59,181
Per Capita Income $20,766
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 1.79%
Households 1.56% 1.69%
Families 1.63% 1.63%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rathdrum, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rathdrum to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 89th
Population Density1 # 69 70th
Diversity Index2 # 158 30th
Median Household Income # 60 74th
Per Capita Income # 119 48th

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