Bonner County, Idaho

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Bonner County, Idaho
Seal of Bonner County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Bonner County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded February 21, 1907
Named for Edwin L. Bonner
Seat Sandpoint
Largest city Sandpoint
Area
 • Total 1,919 sq mi (4,970 km2)
 • Land 1,735 sq mi (4,494 km2)
 • Water 185 sq mi (479 km2), 9.6%
Population
 • (2010) 40,877
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7
Website www.co.bonner.id.us

Bonner County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,877.[1] The county seat and largest city is Sandpoint.[2] Partitioned from Kootenai County and established in 1907, it was named for Edwin L. Bonner, a ferry operator.

Bonner County comprises the Sandpoint, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

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.[3] Bonners Ferry is now in Boundary County, which was partitioned in 1915 from Bonner County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,919 square miles (4,970 km2), of which 1,735 square miles (4,490 km2) is land and 185 square miles (480 km2) (9.6%) is water.[4]

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Rivers and lakes[edit]

Kelso Lake

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 13,588
1920 12,957 −4.6%
1930 13,152 1.5%
1940 15,667 19.1%
1950 14,853 −5.2%
1960 15,587 4.9%
1970 15,560 −0.2%
1980 24,163 55.3%
1990 26,622 10.2%
2000 36,835 38.4%
2010 40,877 11.0%
Est. 2013 40,699 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] 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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ski area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Bonner County - Idaho.gov
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 48°17′N 116°36′W / 48.29°N 116.60°W / 48.29; -116.60