Kootenai County Indicators
Kootenai County Indicators
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WELCOME TO KOOTENAI COUNTY INDICATORS!

Thank you for visiting the Kootenai County Indicators website, an online community resource offering a centralized location to learn more about Kootenai County, Idaho. Over 125 indicators are highlighted, all supported by trusted, reliable sources and continually updated.

These measures were chosen by residents of the Kootenai County through a careful process and represent the preferences of what to measure from the available data. As you begin to examine the nine main categories, we hope you find the information relevant and useful in your daily work and decision-making.


ABOUT US

The Kootenai County Indicators project seeks to improve local, public decision making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data provided on this website is offered as neutral information. We leave it up to the citizens to apply the information according to their individual value judgment.

More specifically, the goals are:

  • To collect and share a broad spectrum of information to support informed decision making by individual community members, governmental policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses, researchers and the press.
  • To benchmark Kootenai County Indicators against Washington State trends or other comparable communities.
  • To enable analysis of these trends.

Our Approach

In determining which data sets would be used, the following guidelines were followed:

  • Important to large numbers of the community
  • Valid measurements defined by good science and social science
  • Understandable to a lay audience

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OUR HOME

Kootenai County is the third largest county in Idaho by population - home to nearly 150,000 residents. Located in the western part of the northern panhandle of the state and at the base of the Bitterroot and Rocky Mountains, Kootenai County boasts of unmatched natural beauty. Over 70 square miles of Kootenai County are water features, like rivers and lakes.

Named after the Kootenai Native American Indian Tribe, Kootenai County is home to a vibrant manufacturing center, is both a recreation and tourism hub, and is one of the fastest growing populations in the west.


Kootenai County home map

FEATURED TREND

4.4.1 Share of Population Aged 18-64 that is Currently Uninsured: Individuals and families lacking health insurance are vulnerable to a dangerous combination of health and financial crises. In the United States most working adults who have health insurance coverage have access through their employers. Seniors (ages 65 and over) nearly always receive Medicare coverage. Low-income children are usually covered by Medicaid.
Compared to people with insurance, the uninsured population has compromised health because they generally: receive less preventive care; are diagnosed with diseases at more advanced disease stages; and once diagnosed, tend to receive less therapeutic care and have higher mortality rates. more information