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The City of Potlatch had a population of 890 as of July 1, 2021. 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 46.9216 and longitude -116.8982 in Latah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Potlatch 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potlatch: Paa?ach.

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Potlatch, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 890 (100%)
Population in Households 890 (100.0%)
Population in Families 713 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,103
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $52,009
Average Household Income $60,663
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,884
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $155,385
Average Home Value $166,007
Housing Affordability Index3 199


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 246
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.89% 1.19%
Households 0.85% 1.15%
Families 1.04% 1.11%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
Owner Occupied HU   1.39%

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, 2021 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 # 102 56th
Population Density # 44 81st
Median Household Income # 132 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 196 86th
Per Capita Income # 114 50th
Diversity Index # 204 11th

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