Ponderay, Idaho

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Ponderay, Idaho

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High Points

Ponderay strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Ponderay Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Ponderay Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 15% Ponderay Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Ponderay, Idaho

Comparing Ponderay to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 9
Age of the Population 5 8
Racial Diversity 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 3
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Ponderay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles NE of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 272 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Bonner
P.O. Box Zip Codes 83852
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.305
Longitude -116.532

Ponderay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 50 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 61 F
Jul Temp 48 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
Distance 44.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
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Ponderay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 638 100%
Male 345 54.1%
Female 293 45.9%
Under 18 164 25.7%
18+ 474 74.3%
65+ 74 11.6%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 619 97%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 7 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Ponderay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 697
Growth 59
Growth % 9.2%

Ponderay Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 10.3%
English 6.8%
Norwegian 5.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Scottish 2.9%
Swiss 2.7%
Italian 2.7%
Danish 2.5%
Canadian 1.2%
Croatian 1.2%
French Canadian 0.8%
European 0.8%
Luxemburger 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Australian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ponderay 638 $30,227
Dover 342 $40,000
East Hope 200 $37,500
Kootenai 441 $38,036
Oldtown 190 $23,125
Priest River 1,754 $32,198
Sandpoint 6,835 $41,596

Wal-mart in Ponderay

(As of 2006)
476999 Highway 95 North
(208) 265-8332
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