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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Spirit Lake is a town in Idaho with a population of 2,228. Spirit Lake is in Kootenai County. Living in Spirit Lake offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Spirit Lake and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Spirit Lake are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$800
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    192.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    192.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    731.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Spirit Lake

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,733
National
$55,322
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Spirit Lake Reviews

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Spirit Lake is a nice little town that provides a caring community. I enjoy small town life because it is nice to get to know everyone. When I walk into the store or library, I am always greeted with a smiling face. The people are very nice and the town has nice spots where I can meet up with friends and family to grab a bite to eat or hang out. Unfortunately, there aren't many job opportunities here so I do have to drive over 20 miles to my job. The schools may be old but we pride ourselves on anti-bullying.
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Everybody knows everybody, & the best people you will ever meet are in Spirit Lake. It's redneck in all the best ways. People drive to the store on their lawn mowers to get a case of beer. There's a parade for every occasion you can think of, which typically means people decorate their lawn mowers and drive them down Maine St. throwing candy. There are several small town festivals at the main park every Summer. Crime is almost non-existent, unless you count kids smoking at the skate park. There is one grocery store, and it's the kind where everybody knows you by name. Downtown is about one block of Maine St. which has an amazing coffee shop, some restaurants, a couple old fashioned saloons, & a few shops. The lake is great for swimming and boating in the Summer, or ice fishing in the winter. Coeur d'Alene is only half an hour away.
Spirit Lake so far has been a really nice town to live in. There are several coffee stands, coffee shops, restaurants, and most importantly, my high school is right next to a little grocery store called Millers. All of these have made my life during school very easy because I have places to go to de-stress after school and hang out with friends.