Saint Maries, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint Maries, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Maries had a population of 2,395 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Maries ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Maries is located at latitude 47.3146 and longitude -116.5714 in Benewah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Maries (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benewah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,192 feet.

The City of Saint Maries (GNIS ID: 2411762) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Saint Maries is located within Saint Maries Division of Benewah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Maries population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Maries: Hnch'emtsn.

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Saint Maries, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,395
Population in Households 2,351
Population in Familes 1,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 2,172
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,008
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 637
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 698 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $142,628
Average Home Value $176,576


Median Household Income $33,786
Average Household Income $44,039
Per Capita Income $19,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.17%
Households 0.14% 0.3%
Families -0.1% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saint Maries, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Maries to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 75th
Population Density1 # 34 85th
Diversity Index2 # 201 12th
Median Household Income # 205 10th
Per Capita Income # 149 35th

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