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The City of Plummer had a population of 1,191 as of July 1, 2021. Plummer ranks in the upper 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 Plummer is located at latitude 47.3352 and longitude -116.8885 in Benewah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plummer encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benewah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,743 feet.

The City of Plummer 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 Plummer is located within Plummer Division of Benewah County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plummer: Hnt'achqn.

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Plummer, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,191 (100%)
Population in Households 1,189 (99.8%)
Population in Families 971 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 944
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $41,491
Average Household Income $52,297
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $20,223
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $187,121
Average Home Value $222,516
Housing Affordability Index3 138


Total Households 431
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 298
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.18% 1.21%
Households 1.27% 1.27%
Families 1.19% 1.18%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   1.73%

Plummer, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plummer to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 85 63rd
Population Density # 112 51st
Median Household Income # 195 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 121 53rd
Per Capita Income # 197 14th
Diversity Index # 43 82nd

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