Bonner County, Idaho
|Bonner County, Idaho|
Location in the state of Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 21, 1907|
|Named for||Edwin L. Bonner|
|• Total||1,919.59 sq mi (4,972 km2)|
|• Land||1,737.67 sq mi (4,501 km2)|
|• Water||181.92 sq mi (471 km2), 9.5%|
|• Density||21.2/sq mi (8.2/km²)|
|Time zone||Pacific: UTC-8/-7|
Bonner County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Partitioned from Kootenai County and established in 1907, it was named for Edwin L. Bonner, a ferry operator. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 40,877. The county seat and largest city is Sandpoint.
Bonner County was formed on February 21, 1907; it was formerly the northern section of Kootenai County. It was named for travel entrepreneur Edwin L. Bonner, a ferry operator. Bonners Ferry is now in Boundary County, which was partioned in 1915 from Bonner County.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,919.59 square miles (4,971.7 km2), of which 1,737.67 square miles (4,500.5 km2) (or 90.52%) is land and 181.92 square miles (471.2 km2) (or 9.48%) is water.
- Boundary County - north
- Lincoln County, Montana - east
- Sanders County, Montana - southeast
- Shoshone County - southeast
- Kootenai County - south
- Spokane County, Washington - southwest
- Pend Oreille County, Washington - northwest
National protected areas
- Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (part)
- Coeur d'Alene National Forest (part)
- Kaniksu National Forest (part)
- Kootenai National Forest (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 36,835 people, 14,693 households, and 10,270 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 19,646 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.58% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.9% were of German, 11.7% English, 11.7% American, 9.6% Irish and 5.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 14,693 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,803, and the median income for a family was $37,930. Males had a median income of $32,504 versus $21,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,263. About 11.90% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.20% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.
Rivers and lakes
Kelso Lake was named after Minnie Kelso who was the first child born, just before her cousin, last name Clark, and that is why it is called "Kelso Lake" and not "Clark Lake."
- Albeni Falls Dam
- Clark Fork River
- Kelso Lake
- Lake Pend Oreille
- Pack River
- Pend Oreille River
- Priest Lake
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- Bonner County - Idaho.gov
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Pend Oreille County, Washington||Boundary County|
|Lincoln County, Montana|
|Spokane County, Washington||Kootenai County||Sanders County, Montana and Shoshone County|