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Hayden, Idaho
Location of Hayden in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Location of Hayden in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Hayden, Idaho is located in the United States
Hayden, Idaho
Hayden, Idaho
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Idaho
County Kootenai
 • Total 10.43 sq mi (27.02 km2)
 • Land 10.42 sq mi (26.98 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
2,287 ft (697 m)
 • Total 15,570
 • Density 1,494.24/sq mi (577.09/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-36370
GNIS feature ID 0396630

Hayden is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Located in the northern portion of the state, it is a suburb of nearby Coeur d'Alene and its population was 15,570 at the 2020 census.


Hayden was once called "Hayden Village"; it was incorporated as a city in 1955.

It is often confused as the former location of a 20-acre (8.1 ha) compound for the Aryan Nations, a neo-Nazi white supremacist group, whose compound was located in nearby Hayden Lake.


Hayden is located at 47°45′26″N 116°47′20″W / 47.75722°N 116.78889°W / 47.75722; -116.78889 (47.757112, -116.788877).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.61 square miles (24.89 km2), of which 9.60 square miles (24.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. It lies at the southwestern end of Hayden Lake, and the elevation of the city is 2,287 feet (697 m) above sea level.


Hayden is located on U.S. Route 95 at the junction of Route 41. It is also four miles (6 km) north of Interstate 90 and Coeur d'Alene. The Coeur d'Alene airport is northwest of Hayden.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 901
1970 1,285 42.6%
1980 2,586 101.2%
1990 3,744 44.8%
2000 9,159 144.6%
2010 13,294 45.1%
2020 15,570 17.1%

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 13,294 people, 5,212 households, and 3,645 families living in the city. The population density was 1,384.8 inhabitants per square mile (534.7/km2). There were 5,563 housing units at an average density of 579.5 per square mile (223.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2%.

Of the 5,212 households 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.9% of households were one person and 12.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age was 39.4 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.


Empire Airlines has its headquarters in Hayden. Rollercoaster designer Rocky Mountain Construction is also headquartered in Hayden.

Notable people

  • Patty Duke, actress (lived in Hayden)
  • Doug Okuniewicz, member of the Idaho House of Representatives
  • Marshall Savage, futurist and author
  • Don Larsen, MLB pitcher
  • Trevor Prangley, professional MMA fighter
  • Matthew Inman, webcomic creator

See also

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