Ponderay, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ponderay, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Ponderay had a population of 1,370 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ponderay is located at latitude 48.3118 and longitude -116.5397 in Bonner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ponderay (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Bonner County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,126 feet.

The City of Ponderay (GNIS ID: 2411457) 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 Ponderay is located within Sandpoint Division of Bonner County.

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

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


Total Population 1,370
Population in Households 1,315
Population in Familes 1,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 471
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 621
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 398
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $241,827
Average Home Value $348,502


Median Household Income $39,300
Average Household Income $54,273
Per Capita Income $22,391
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.03% 1.57%
Households 2.85% 1.56%
Families 5.97% 1.46%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

Ponderay, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponderay 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 # 75 67th
Population Density1 # 163 29th
Diversity Index2 # 144 38th
Median Household Income # 150 34th
Per Capita Income # 85 63rd

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