The rapid population growth brought into the state a large group of people with varied skills. The unemployment rate dropped from 8.2% in 2002 to 6.6% at year end 2012 after the economic downturn during the latter half of the first decade.
The population for the City of Rathdrum was 6,858 in 2011 which was a 42.4% increase since 2000. The population density is an average of 1,420 people per square mile.
See the following links for more detailed information about the Rathdrum area, housing, and other demographic information:
Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce
8184 Main St.
Rathdrum, ID, 83858