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Overview

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.

Hayden History

The native Coeur d'Alene Indians hunted and fished the greater Hayden area undisturbed until the frontier missionary Father De Smet arrived in 1846. Soon after his time here, easterners migrating west began to settle around the shores of Hayden Lake. By the early 20th century, logging and milling operations thrived in the area. During the logging era, four steamboats were in operation on the lake. The Bozanta Tavern and Golf Course became Idaho’s first 18-hole course in 1912 and luminaries such as President Taft and Bing Crosby visited it. As logging, farming and recreation began to emerge in the area, a small village became established on the lake's west shore.

As the Greater Hayden/Hayden Lake area evolved, it became known not only for its recreation opportunities, but also for its agriculture. Hayden was well known for the many orchard crops of apples, pears, cherries, and plums, as well as its field crops of legumes, wheat, oats, and hay. The area's other agricultural products included dairy, beef, sheep, chickens, pheasant, and even foxes, which were raised for their pelts.

The Village of Hayden was incorporated in 1955 with a total of 440 acres with a population of barely 700 people. Today, the city has grown to more than 14,000 acres and has a population of more than 13,000 residents.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,916
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+6,440
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married55.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,861
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,986
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,196

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,278
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$891
Median House Value$193,400

Ancestry

German25.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
Irish12.3%
English11.9%
Italian8.6%
Norwegian6.2%
Swedish5.5%
Welsh3.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Dutch3%
Danishn1.9%
Canadian1.6%
Polish1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Ukrainian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Belgian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Hayden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kootenai County
Standard Zip Codes83835
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.78
Approximate Longitude-116.71

Hayden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOEUR D'ALENE
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip26 inches
StationNEWPORT
Distance31.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp31 to 61 F
Jul Temp48 to 84 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip26.4 inches
StationSANDPOINT EXP STATION
Distance38.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp50 to 80 F
Oct Temp33 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dalton Gardens2,356$89,000
Hauser742$48,403
Hayden Lake731$100,179
Post Falls30,157$57,094
Rathdrum7,357$46,738

Hayden Public Libraries

Community Library Network
8385 N GOVERNMENT WY
Hayden, Idaho
(208) 772-5612

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