Sandpoint, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Sandpoint, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Sandpoint had a population of 8,361 as of July 1, 2018. Sandpoint ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandpoint is located at latitude 48.2807 and longitude -116.5601 in Bonner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandpoint (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. Bonner County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,103 feet.

The City of Sandpoint (GNIS ID: 2411808) 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 Sandpoint is located within Sandpoint Division of Bonner County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandpoint: Hangtown, Q'apq'api.

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


Total Population 8,361
Population in Households 8,142
Population in Familes 5,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 219
Population Density2 2,099
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $42,394
Average Household Income $60,498
Per Capita Income $26,883


Total Housing Units 4,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,701 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,932 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 662 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $245,887
Average Home Value $320,870


Total Households 3,633
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,036
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 1.55% 1.5%
Households 1.49% 1.54%
Families 1.43% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Sandpoint, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandpoint 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 # 25 89th
Population Density # 38 84th
Diversity Index # 168 26th
Median Household Income # 136 41st
Per Capita Income # 54 77th

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