Location of Oldtown in Bonner County, Idaho.
|• Total||0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)|
|• Land||0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||2,123 ft (647 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||222.77/sq mi (86.01/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0396981|
Oldtown is a town in Bonner County, Idaho and suburb of Newport, Washington, with a population of 184 at the 2010 census. It is located on the Pend Oreille River, just east of Newport. There are no natural or physical barriers, and it is strictly a political division, separated by the straight-line state boundary. Oldtown is squeezed between this boundary to the west and the river to the east, leaving the main business district on U.S. Route 2 with only 700 feet (200 meters) of space in which to operate on the Idaho side. Many homes are located in the south end on the other side of the railroad, as the Pend Oreille is somewhat further away here.
Originally named Newport, Idaho, the town gradually dwindled, and was renamed and incorporated as "Oldtown" in 1947. In October 2003, a 51-year-old man killed four people at Stateline Tavern in Oldtown, and then committed suicide.
Oldtown is located at  at an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 meters).(48.185623, -117.030158),
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 184 people, 80 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 224.4 inhabitants per square mile (86.6/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 132.9 per square mile (51.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 80 households of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.5% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 190 people, 81 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 819.4 people per square mile (319.0/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 431.2 per square mile (167.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.68% White, 3.16% Native American, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.
There were 81 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,542, and the median income for a family was $23,125. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $10,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,893. About 21.6% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.3% of those sixty five or over.
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