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The City of Priest River had a population of 1,833 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Priest River: Valencia.

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Priest River, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,833
Daytime Population: Workers 880
Daytime Population: Residents 1,139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,019
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,828
Population in Familes 1,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 509
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $31,498
Average Household Income $40,540
Per Capita Income $16,536


Total Housing Units 843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $153,472
Average Home Value $176,450


Total Households 743
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.87%
Households 0.71% 0.85%
Families 0.78% 0.72%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2017 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 Density # 159 30th
Diversity Index # 153 33rd
Median Household Income # 217 5th
Per Capita Income # 207 9th

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