Introduction to Hayden, Idaho

Hayden, Idaho, in Kootenai county, is located 30 miles E of Spokane, Washington (center to center) and 258 miles E of Seattle, Washington. The city has a population of approximately 9,159.

Hayden History

Hayden city was originally named as Hayden village, and was incorporated as Hayden City in 1955. Hayden Lake was the location for a neo - Nazi compound, which was the white supremacist group of the genocidal Aryan Nations. The area included 20 acres of land. Hayden City is often confused with this location.

Hayden and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of North Idaho
  • Old Mission State Park
  • Farragut State Park
  • Silverwood Theme Park
  • Mount Spokane State Park

Things To Do In Hayden

If you are interested in the area's history and enjoy visiting museums, the Museum of North Idaho is an ideal place for visitors to spend the leisure hours. The Old Mission State Park and the Farragut State Park are also worth taking a look around as well. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Silverwood Theme Park and the Mount Spokane State Park. In addition, Hayden hosts a number of recreational events and programs all through the year.

Hayden Transportation

Air transportation is available from Coeur D'Alene Air Terminal.

Hayden Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by North Idaho College, Gonzaga University, Spokane Community College, and Spokane Falls Community College.


Total Population 13,588
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,179
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,520
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,889


Median Family Income $62,650
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $921
Median House Value $180,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 13%

Hayden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 258 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Kootenai
Standard Zip Codes 83835
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.766
Longitude -116.785

Hayden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 61 F
Jul Temp 48 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 50 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hayden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Garwood (83835)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dalton Gardens 2,056 $81,563
Hauser 679 $48,438
Hayden Lake 605 $71,111
Post Falls 28,786 $56,032
Rathdrum 7,046 $43,740

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Kootenai-shoshone District
Hayden, Idaho
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