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Potlatch, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Potlatch is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Latah County at latitude 46.923 and longitude -116.8971. Latah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,546 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Potlatch, but most people and references simply refer to it as Potlatch, Idaho.

The P1 Census Class Code for Potlatch indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Potlatch (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potlatch: PaaƂach.

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Potlatch, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 822
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 667
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,900
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 350
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 235
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $102,083
Average Home Value $117,442


Median Household Income $43,593
Average Household Income $51,635
Per Capita Income $22,278
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.52% 0.74%
Households 0.75% 0.79%
Families 1.78% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.


Potlatch, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potlatch to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 103 56th
Population Density1 # 47 80th
Diversity Index2 # 208 9th
Median Household Income # 108 53rd
Per Capita Income # 83 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.