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Potlatch, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Potlatch had a population of 841 as of July 1, 2017. Potlatch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Potlatch is located at latitude 46.923 and longitude -116.8971 in Latah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Potlatch (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Latah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,546 feet.

The City of Potlatch (GNIS ID: 2411478) 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 Potlatch is located within Potlatch Division of Latah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potlatch 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 Potlatch: Paa?ach.

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


Total Population 841
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 473
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 736
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 841
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,943
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $40,689
Average Household Income $49,104
Per Capita Income $20,707


Total Housing Units 381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $127,303
Average Home Value $180,642


Total Households 351
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 234
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 0.62% 0.7%
Households 0.48% 0.51%
Families 0.98% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Potlatch, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potlatch 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 # 101 56th
Population Density # 47 80th
Diversity Index # 208 9th
Median Household Income # 137 40th
Per Capita Income # 130 43rd

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