Ponderay, Idaho

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Ponderay, Idaho
Location of Ponderay in Bonner County, Idaho.
Location of Ponderay in Bonner County, Idaho.
Coordinates: 48°18′11″N 116°32′18″W / 48.30306°N 116.53833°W / 48.30306; -116.53833Coordinates: 48°18′11″N 116°32′18″W / 48.30306°N 116.53833°W / 48.30306; -116.53833
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyBonner
Incorporated (village)1947-05-27[1]
Incorporated (city)1968-11-26[1]
Government
 • MayorSteve Geiger
Area
 • Total3.44 sq mi (8.91 km2)
 • Land2.92 sq mi (7.57 km2)
 • Water0.52 sq mi (1.34 km2)
Elevation
2,126 ft (648 m)
Population
 • Total1,137
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,157
 • Density395.96/sq mi (152.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
83852
Area code(s)208, 986
FIPS code16-64450
GNIS feature ID0398008
Websitewww.cityofponderay.org

Ponderay (/ˌpɒndəˈr/ POND-ə-RAY) is a city in Bonner County, Idaho. The population was 1,137 at the 2010 census, up from 638 in 2000.[5] Ponderay's city motto is "Little City with the Big Future". Its name is an english phonetic spelling of the french words “Pend Oreille”, the name of the lake the city sits upon.

History

Ponderay's original plat was filed in Kootenai County on May 5, 1904. It was incorporated as the Village of Ponderay on May 27, 1947, and became the City of Ponderay on November 26, 1968. Ponderay was built on the site of the company town of the Panhandle Smelting and Refining Company.[1]

Geography

Ponderay is located at 48°18′11″N 116°32′18″W / 48.30306°N 116.53833°W / 48.30306; -116.53833 (48.303080, -116.538292),[6] at an elevation of 2,126 feet (648 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.02 square miles (7.82 km2), of which, 2.90 square miles (7.51 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950248
1960231−6.9%
197027519.0%
198039945.1%
199044912.5%
200063842.1%
20101,13778.2%
2019 (est.)1,157[4]1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,137 people in 521 households, including 277 families, in the city. The population density was 392.1 inhabitants per square mile (151.4/km2). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 214.5 per square mile (82.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2%.[3]

Of the 521 households 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.8% were non-families. 38.2% of households were one person and 10.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age was 34 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 638 people in 264 households, including 168 families, in the city. The population density was 237.9 people per square mile (91.9/km2). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 110.4 per square mile (42.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.02% White, 0.47% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31%.[9]

Of the 264 households 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 26.1% of households were one person and 8.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

The age distribution was 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median household income was $27,853 and the median family income was $30,227. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $15,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,432. About 13.2% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ponderay History". Ponderay Police Department. Retrieved 2015-09-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "2010 census - Ponderay, Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2011-12-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-12-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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