Sandpoint, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandpoint, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Sandpoint had a population of 7,738 as of July 1, 2016. Sandpoint ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandpoint is located at latitude 48.2807 and longitude -116.5601 in Bonner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandpoint (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. Bonner County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,103 feet.

The City of Sandpoint (GNIS ID: 2411808) 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 Sandpoint is located within Sandpoint Division of Bonner County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint: Hangtown, Q'apq'api.

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


Total Population 7,738
Population in Households 7,527
Population in Familes 5,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 1,943
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,318
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,878
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,584 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,734 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 653 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $222,721
Average Home Value $275,158


Median Household Income $39,050
Average Household Income $55,618
Per Capita Income $24,441
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.74%
Households 0.51% 0.63%
Families 0.58% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Sandpoint, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandpoint 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 # 25 89th
Population Density1 # 45 80th
Diversity Index2 # 150 34th
Median Household Income # 153 33rd
Per Capita Income # 53 77th

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