Rathdrum is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho. It is part of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Welcome to Rathdrum

A peaceful community with intriguing and plentiful wildlife

Rathdrum is a peaceful, rural community in the Northern Panhandle region of Idaho in Kootenai County. It is part of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area with vibrant, lush foliage surrounded by beautiful mountains and a quick drive away from multiple sparkling lakes. Residents enjoy this incredible community due to its luxurious ski resorts and water activities, including being a great place to live all year round.

Rathdrum is loosely populated yet rapidly industrializing, making it a perfect location for those wanting to live at a more laid-back pace. In addition, the neighborhood comprises fine restaurants, beautiful parks, incredible hiking experiences, and numerous housing developments.

What to Love

  • Peaceful setting
  • Proximity to Coeur d'Alene
  • Plenty of sports opportunities
  • Amazing real estate
  • Great food and shopping

Local Lifestyle

Rathdrum offers a perfect mix of suburban and rural living with a small-town feel, ideal for those looking to live in a peaceful, tight-knit community. With expanding real estate, most Rathdrum residents live in luxurious, gated communities with private amenities like a basketball court, a waterfall, and a park. In addition, the proximity to Coeur d'Alene offers residents access to various fun-filled activities and events, including unique dining and shopping destinations.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

You can find various restaurants, retail shops, and unique places to have fun in Rathdrum. Check out
Westwood Brewing Co on Main Street for delicious pub food, thirst-quenching craft beers, and cocktails. For fantastic hamburgers, visit Penny's Pit Gourmet Burgers, a dedicated restaurant with a laid-back, cozy setting.

When craving Mexican fare, head to Nadines Mexican Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown, for mouthwatering traditional Mexican food and comfort dishes. The restaurant garnered local acclaim for North Idaho's Best Mexican Cuisine, boasting delicious flavors made in-house, from large portions to fresh ingredients and full-flavored dishes. 

Things to Do

Despite being small, Rathdrum has plenty of things to do for all ages, from adults and children to animal lovers and vacationers. The
Rathdrum Mountain Park is a must-visit spot, featuring various trails with stunning mountain views and a chance to experience Idaho's wildlife. If you love golf, discover Twin Lake Village Golf Club, a public 18-hole golf course among fountains, pine trees, white sand, and greens. The course lies adjacent to the exquisite Twin Lakes, offering breathtaking views and a relaxing game of golf.

Animal lovers will enjoy Big Red's Barn, comprising the capybaras, the zoo's most popular animal, as well as tortoises, alpacas, and parrots. It is also an exclusive educational center with several programs offered to visitors. For a great evening after a busy day, you can relax at Majestic Park, Rathdrum's newest park and the most notable spot for scenic views of the Rathdrum Mountains. The park also features softball fields, an amphitheater, and a paved pathway.

Rathdrum is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho. It is part of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entire county. It is named after Rathdrum in Ireland. Rathdrum offers stunning mountain views and lots of open prairie land. 

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Overview for RATHDRUM, ID

9,099 people live in RATHDRUM, where the median age is 35.7 and the average individual income is $29,019. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for RATHDRUM, ID

RATHDRUM has 3,173 households, with an average household size of 2.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in RATHDRUM do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,099 people call RATHDRUM home. The population density is 1,314.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.18 / 47.82%

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Schools in RATHDRUM, ID

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The following schools are within or nearby RATHDRUM. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Lakeland Senior High School
9th - 12th
North Idaho Stem Charter Academy
K - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th
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Betty Kiefer Elementary School
PreK - 6th
John Brown Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Lakeland Junior High School
6th - 8th
Mountainview Alternative High School
7th - 12th
No rating available

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