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Overview

Introduction to Post Falls, Idaho

Post Falls, Idaho, in Kootenai county, is located 22 miles E of Spokane, Washington (center to center) and 250 miles E of Seattle, Washington. The city has a population of 17,247.

Post Falls History

Post Falls was founded in 1870 by a German immigrant named Frederick Post. In fact, the city was also named after its founder. He purchased the land from Andrew Seltice, the chief of the tribe and constructed a water powered lumber mill. Prior to that, the area was inhabited by the Coeur d'Alene Indians. The city is located in Kootenai County, which was created on December 22, 1864 and was named for the Kootenai Indians.

Post Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of North Idaho
  • Mowry State Park
  • Farragut State Park
  • Post Falls Square Shopping Center
  • Mount Spokane State Park

Things To Do In Post Falls

Post Falls offers several recreational facilities including the North Park, McGuire - Wesleyan Church, and Ross Point Bird Farm are also worth taking a look around. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Post Falls Square Shopping Center. The city also provides easy access to the Mount Spokane State Park and Farragut State Park. Apart from these, Post Falls also hosts several recreational events and programs throughout the year.

Post Falls Transportation

Coeur D'alene Air Terminal is close to the city.

Post Falls Higher Education

North Idaho College, Gonzaga University, and Spokane Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 29,320
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 13,670
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 56%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,114
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $823
Median House Value $164,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 12.1%
Irish 15.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Post Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 250 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Kootenai
Standard Zip Codes 83854
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83877
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.718
Longitude -116.95

Post Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station COEUR D'ALENE
Distance 7.4 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
Station SPOKANE AP
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station NEWPORT
Distance 32.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dalton Gardens 2,331 $85,313
Hauser 694 $44,000
Hayden 13,749 $66,096
Hayden Lake 680 $91,875
Rathdrum 7,174 $43,379

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Post Falls Public Libraries

Library
Post Falls Public
821 N SPOKANE
Post Falls, Idaho
(208) 773-1506
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Post Falls Hospitals

NORTHERN IDAHO ADVANCED CARE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
600 N CECIL
(208) 262-2800
Emergency Service: Yes

NORTHWEST SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1593 POLSTON AVENUE
(208) 262-2300
Emergency Service: No

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Post Falls High Schools

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POST FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
2832 EAST POLELINE ROAD
208-773-0581
Serves 1,332 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

NEW VISIONS ALTERNATIVE
201 WEST MULLAN
208-773-3541
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 68 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

RIVERBEND PROFESSIONAL-TECHNICAL ACADEMY
525 W CLEARWATER LOOP
208-769-5960
A Vocational School

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