Hayden Lake, ID

Hayden Lake, Idaho

Hayden Lake is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 494 at the 2000 census. From 1970 until 2001, the headquarters of the Neo-Nazi organization Aryan Nations, was at the Lake, but the property has since been acquired by North Idaho College who turned it into a "peace park."

Geography

Hayden Lake is located at (47.764720, -116.755931).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 494 people, 208 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,281.9 people per square mile (489.1/km²). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 796.6/sq mi (303.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.60% White, 0.20% Native American and 0.20% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population. 19.6% were of German, 14.4% English, 8.6% Irish, 6.1% Norwegian, 6.1% Scottish and 5.9% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.6% spoke English and 2.4% Spanish as their first language.

There were 208 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 35.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $65,893, and the median income for a family was $67,143. Males had a median income of $50,250 versus $30,804 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,834. About 7.7% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

History

From the 1970s until 2001, the Aryan Nations had its headquarters in a 20 acre (81,000 m²) compound at Hayden Lake. In September 2000 the Southern Poverty Law Center won a $6.3 million judgment against the Aryan Nations from an Idaho jury who awarded punitive and compensatory damages to Victoria Keenan and her son, Jason, who were attacked by Aryan Nations guards in 1999. Bullets struck the Keenan's car several times then the car crashed and an Aryan member held the Keenans at gunpoint. As a result of the judgment, Richard Butler turned over the 20-acre compound to the Keenans, who then sold the property to a philanthropist, who subsequently donated it to North Idaho College, which designated the land as a "peace park."

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