Located near US Highway 12 along the Clearwater River, Kooskia is a gateway to the Clearwater and Nezperce National Forests and the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness area. A little over 745 people call Kooskia home with an additional 1,500+ people living outside of Kooskia bringing the zip code area population to approximately 2,245.
The community is served by Mountain View School District including an elementary school and a junior/senior high school. Syringa Hospital has a clinic in Kooskia providing access to family medicine and physical therapy five days a week.
Kooskia’s major employers include the US Forest Service, 5 Star Forestry, Mountain View School District, Idaho Stage and the Kidder-Harris Highway District.
According to the Census Bureau’s On the Map in 2011, Kooskia had 170 people working in the zip code area with 166 of those commuting to Kooskia for work and 14 people both living and working in Kooskia. 486 people who live in the Kooskia area commute to another community for work.
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