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Priest River, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Priest River had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2020.

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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,915 (100%)
Population in Households 1,910 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,524 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 539
Diversity Index2 20
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,874
Average Household Income $43,564
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $17,882
Wealth Index5 34
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $186,657
Housing Affordability Index3 156
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 787
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 516
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.93% 0.97%
Households 1.01% 1.02%
Families 0.89% 0.84%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

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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, 2020 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 # 158 31st
Median Household Income # 195 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 125 55th
Per Capita Income # 208 9th
Diversity Index # 148 35th

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