Hayden and Hayden Lake

The city of Hayden and Hayden Lake both border the Western shores of Hayden Lake about 4,000 acres in size and 40 miles of shoreline. They are both located in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. They are situated in the northern part of the state, and are both suburbs of nearby Coeur d’Alene.

Coeur d’Alene Indians fished in the lake until an explorer by the name De Smet arrived in 1846, later easterners began to come and settle in the place. In 1870’s a man named Mat Hayden who was a veteran and a teamster made a piece of land his home. He was to name the lake Hayden’s lake in 1883 later after he won a poker game with his friends. Almost at the turn of the century logging operations increased along the lake and later settlements, recreation facilities and towns sprung out.


Both places have four distinct seasons. They both experience a high temperature of 82 degrees in July and a low of 24 degrees in January. While the USA average for rainfall and snowfall is 39 and 26 inches respectively, Hayden Lake receives 23 and 36 inches respectively. The place has 174 sunny days annually and 75 days with measurable precipitation. Hayden city, on the other hand, receives 24 inches of rain and 35 inches of snowfall. It has 172 days of sunny days and 75 days with measurable precipitation.

Cost of Living

The average cost of living in the USA averages 100 points on the living index, and any amount below that would mean the places are cheaper to live in than the average. Hayden Lakes index is 92.7 as of March 2016 according to city-data.  Which means that its a bit less expensive than the average USA rate.   However, the economic situation is impressive with a growth rate of 2.66% and an average salary of $62,794 and an average home cost of $239,238. Both areas are estimated to have a 41.22% growth rate in the next ten years.

Educational Facilities

Hayden Idaho schools spend an average of $7,087 per student, 24 pupils per teacher, 1,061 students per librarian and 509 children per counselor. Hayden Lake, on the other hand, spends $7,087 per student, 24 pupils per teacher, 1,061 students per librarian and 508 children per counselor. The schools include private and public schools all with impressive academic performance and with good rating countrywide.

Health Facilities

When it comes to health, both places have an average 231 physicians per 100,000 people in Hayden, Idaho while the US average is 210. Measurements from EPA estimate air quality in Hayden at 43 on a scale of 0-100 and Hayden Lake’s is 65. Water quality in both places is 48. This has lowered the risk of diseases like respiratory diseases and cancers.

Population Demographics

The population in Hayden Lake is comprised of a majority of white people who are 94.71%, 4.63% claiming a Hispanic ethnicity. In Hayden however, 94.46% of people are white, 0.38% are Asian, and 0.56% are Native American with a mix of other communities. 3.75% of the people in Hayden, Idaho, claim Hispanic ethnicity. Religion is important in both places as they both have 59.30% of the people affiliated with a religion, 5.75% being Catholics, 6.15 LDS, 39.19% are Protestants and 0.08% from the eastern faith.

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