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Bonners Ferry, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Bonners Ferry had a population of 2,959 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Bonners Ferry is located at latitude 48.6913 and longitude -116.3163 in Boundary County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bonners Ferry encompass a land area of 2.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Boundary County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,896 feet.

The City of Bonners Ferry (GNIS ID: 2409879) 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 Bonners Ferry is located within Bonners Ferry Division of Boundary County.


Bonners Ferry, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,959 (100%)
Population in Households 2,914 (98.5%)
Population in Families 2,270 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 45 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,257
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $37,925
Average Household Income $55,528
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $23,397
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 734 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $178,161
Average Home Value $271,243
Housing Affordability Index3 132


Total Households 1,314
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 812
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.69% 1.5%
Households 1.8% 1.64%
Families 2.68% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
Owner Occupied HU   1.58%


Bonners Ferry, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bonners Ferry 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 # 52 78th
Population Density # 87 62nd
Median Household Income # 198 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 86 38th
Per Capita Income # 129 44th
Diversity Index # 112 51st

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