Priest River, Idaho

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Priest River, Idaho
City
Location in Bonner County and the state of Idaho
Location in Bonner County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 48°11′0″N 116°54′34″W / 48.18333°N 116.90944°W / 48.18333; -116.90944Coordinates: 48°11′0″N 116°54′34″W / 48.18333°N 116.90944°W / 48.18333; -116.90944
Country United States
State Idaho
County Bonner
Government
 • Mayor Jim Martin
Area[1]
 • Total 3.84 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Land 3.69 sq mi (9.56 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation 2,139 ft (652 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,751
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,716
 • Density 474.5/sq mi (183.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83856
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-65530
GNIS feature ID 0397069
Website priestriver-id.gov

Priest River is a city in Bonner County, Idaho. The population was 1,751 at the 2010 census.[4] Located in the northern part of the state, the city is at the mouth of the Priest River on the Pend Oreille River.

Geography[edit]

Priest River is located at 48°11′0″N 116°54′34″W / 48.18333°N 116.90944°W / 48.18333; -116.90944 (48.183388, -116.909555),[5] at an elevation of 2,139 feet (652 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.84 square miles (9.95 km2), of which, 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.[1]

It is 7 miles (11 km) east of the border with Washington at Newport, and less than 60 miles (100 km) south (as the crow flies) of British Columbia, Canada.

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 280
1910 248 −11.4%
1920 545 119.8%
1930 949 74.1%
1940 1,056 11.3%
1950 1,592 50.8%
1960 1,749 9.9%
1970 1,493 −14.6%
1980 1,639 9.8%
1990 1,560 −4.8%
2000 1,754 12.4%
2010 1,751 −0.2%
source:[4][6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,751 people, 713 households, and 474 families residing in the city. The population density was 474.5 inhabitants per square mile (183.2/km2). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 216.3 per square mile (83.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 713 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,754 people, 692 households, and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,098.8 people per square mile (423.3/km²). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 477.4 per square mile (183.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.70% White, 1.43% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 692 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,765, and the median income for a family was $32,198. Males had a median income of $30,607 versus $16,034 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,125. About 14.0% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Priest River, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-13
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 97.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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