About Kootenai County
Kootenai County is located in the northern panhandle of Idaho. The entire county comprises the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat and largest city is Coeur d’Alene, which serves as the healthcare, educational, media, manufacturing, retail and recreation center for Northern Idaho. Directly west across the state border is the Spokane, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Spokane County, Washington; the combined population of the two counties was estimated at 609,715 according to the 2010 census.
As of the 2010 census, the Kootenai County population totaled 138,494 people, 54,200 households, and 37,316 families. The median income for a household in the county was $42,316 and the median income for a family was $49,755. The per capita income in the county was $22,652. Growth is expected to continue with an estimated population of around 175,000 in 2020 according to Avista Corporation, the primary power supplier in the area.