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Priest River, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Priest River had a population of 1,861 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Priest River is located at latitude 48.1807 and longitude -116.9094 in Bonner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Priest River 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Priest River: Valencia.

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Priest River, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,861
Population in Households 1,856
Population in Familes 1,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 517
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $34,061
Average Household Income $41,522
Per Capita Income $17,036


Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $157,465
Average Home Value $191,834


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 500
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 1.22%
Households 0.9% 1.23%
Families 0.8% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2018 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 # 70 70th
Population Density # 161 30th
Diversity Index # 160 30th
Median Household Income # 205 10th
Per Capita Income # 211 7th

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