Priest River, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Priest River had a population of 1,939 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Priest River is located at latitude 48.1833 and longitude -116.8844 in Bonner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Priest River (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Bonner County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,126 feet.

The City of Priest River (GNIS ID: 2411492) 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 Priest River is located within Priest River Division of Bonner County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Priest River 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 Priest River: Valencia.

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


Total Population 1,939
Population in Households 1,934
Population in Familes 1,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 538
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 777
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 519
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 523 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $149,803
Average Home Value $169,073


Median Household Income $30,436
Average Household Income $39,023
Per Capita Income $15,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.79% 1.53%
Households 1.55% 1.38%
Families 1.67% 1.31%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Priest River, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Priest River 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 # 69 70th
Population Density1 # 156 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 148 35th
Median Household Income # 219 4th
Per Capita Income # 212 7th

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