Coeur d’Alene is located just 30 minutes from Spokane International Airport, the Coeur d’Alene area is not just a destination for vacationers it is a great place to live. Listed as one of the top 50 luxury markets in the US.
About the Community of Coeur d’Alene
In Coeur d’Alene you can enjoy many wonderful outdoor adventures on our lakes, rivers, mountains and ski resorts. You can also enjoy our fabulous theatre, golfing, theme parks, waterslide parks, spa, and shopping.
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French fur traders allegedly named the local Indian tribe the Coeur d’Alene out of respect for their tough trading practices. Translated from French Cœur d’Alène or Alêne literally means “heart of the awl” which might mean “sharp-hearted” or “shrewd”. One of our local artist and jewlers, Cheryl Burchell) has created a custom jewelry design to represent the heart of the awl. You can visit her shop and see this lovely jewelry design: yourgoldsmith.com
Mining has played a significant role in our history and today as has the timber industry. Today our economic base includes tourism, healthcare, education, media, manufacturing, retail, and recreation.
Education in Coeur d’Alene
The Coeur d’Alene School District 271 serves 10,300 students with its two high schools, three middle schools, an alternative high/middle school, a dropout retrieval school and 10 elementary schools. The district has a staff of 550 teachers, 47 administrators and 552 support personnel to provide education for the Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Dalton communities.
In addition to Honors and Advanced Placement courses, Coeur d’Alene and Lake City High Schools began offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and two of the elementary schools are implementing the IB Primary Years Program. Coeur d’Alene High School no longer offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as of the fall of 2009 because of a lack of funding.
District 271 students who qualify are also eligible for dual enrollment with North Idaho College and advanced technical and specialized courses at Riverbend Professional Technical Academy in Post Falls.
A partnership with the City of Coeur d’Alene Police Department provides five School Resource Officers. Through an alliance with Kootenai Medical Center, the District is served by seven school nurses.
Coeur d’Alene also has a Charter school. Its teaching curriculum focuses heavily on setting higher college-preparatory standards than many other schools, with a strong emphasis on teaching Latin. The school also enforces a strict dress code policy on all enrolled students to maintain a professional academic atmosphere. Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy is a regular middle–high school publicly funded with open admission to any students residing in the state of Idaho, not just those restricted to a particular district of the county. However, public transportation is not provided to the school. The Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy is currently undergoing expanding into neighboring lots for the purpose of adding additional classrooms.
Demographics in Coeur d’Alene
As of the census of 2010, there were 44,137 people, 18,395 households, and 10,813 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,834.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,094.5/km2). There were 20,219 housing units at an average density of 1,298.6 per square mile (501.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 0.4% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.
There were 18,395 households of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.
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