Spirit Lake, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spirit Lake, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Spirit Lake had a population of 2,191 as of July 1, 2016. Spirit Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spirit Lake is located at latitude 47.9658 and longitude -116.8699 in Kootenai County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spirit Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kootenai County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,569 feet.

The City of Spirit Lake (GNIS ID: 2411953) 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 Spirit Lake is located within Spirit Lake-Athol Division of Kootenai County.

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

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


Total Population 2,191
Population in Households 2,191
Population in Familes 1,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 864
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 615
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 678 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $228,693
Average Home Value $266,691


Median Household Income $49,692
Average Household Income $61,328
Per Capita Income $22,797
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.96% 1.98%
Households 1.82% 1.89%
Families 2.44% 1.85%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.

Spirit Lake, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spirit Lake 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 # 63 73rd
Population Density1 # 119 48th
Diversity Index2 # 175 23rd
Median Household Income # 64 72nd
Per Capita Income # 77 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.