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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,157
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+13,835
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married53.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,527

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,094
% Above Poverty Level85.9%
% Below Poverty Level14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.8%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$168,200

Ancestry

German24.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.4%
Irish14.6%
English10.5%
Italian7.3%
Norwegian4.6%
French Except Basque3.8%
Swedish3.6%
Scottish3.2%
Dutch1.7%
Finnish1.3%
Polish1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Hungarian1%
Slovak0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Russian0.5%
US/American0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Post Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kootenai County
Standard Zip Codes83854
P.O. Box Zip Codes83877
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.71
Approximate Longitude-116.94

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)

StationCOEUR D'ALENE
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip26 inches
StationSPOKANE AP
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp22 to 33 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches
StationNEWPORT
Distance32.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dalton Gardens2,356$89,000
Hauser742$48,403
Hayden13,916$70,278
Hayden Lake731$100,179
Rathdrum7,357$46,738

Post Falls Hospitals

Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital
(Proprietary)
600 N. Cecil Road
(208) 262-2800

Post Falls Public Schools

West Ridge Elementary School
1758 N Clark Fork Parkway
ZIP: 83854
(208) 773-7291
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Frederick Post Kinder Center
205 West Mullan
ZIP: 83877
(208) 777-0479
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Mullan Trail Elementary School
300 Cherry Street
ZIP: 83877
(208) 457-0772
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
New Vision Alternative
205 W Mullan
ZIP: 83877
(208) 773-3541
High
Total Enrollment 165
Ponderosa Elementary School
3483 E Ponderosa Blvd
ZIP: 83877
(208) 773-1508
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Post Falls High School
2832 East Poleline Road
ZIP: 83877
(208) 773-0581
High
Total Enrollment 1397
Post Falls Middle School
301 E 16th Ave
ZIP: 83877
(208) 773-7554
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Prairie View Elementary
2478 E Poleline Ave
ZIP: 83877
(208) 773-8327
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
River City Middle School
2832 East Poleline Road
ZIP: 83877
(208) 457-0933
Middle
Total Enrollment 577
Seltice Elementary School
1100 N Chase
ZIP: 83877
(208) 773-1681
Primary
Total Enrollment 377

Post Falls Private Schools

Classical Christian Academy
2289 W Seltice Way
ZIP: 83854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
Genesis Preparatory Academy
1866 N Cecil Rd
ZIP: 83854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
Pascal Academy
6165 E Commerce Loop
ZIP: 83854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
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