Priest River, Idaho

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Comparative Profile of Priest River, Idaho

Comparing Priest River 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 4
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Age of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 4
Portion of People Married 6 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 5 6

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Priest River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NE of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 254 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Bonner
Standard Zip Codes 83856
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.18
Longitude -116.908

Priest River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 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 18.5 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 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 49 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 61 F
Annual Precip 21.9 inches
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Priest River Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,754 100%
Male 859 49%
Female 895 51%
Under 18 507 28.9%
18+ 1,247 71.1%
65+ 248 14.1%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,661 94.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 1.4%
Other 9 0.5%
Mixed Race 51 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 1.6%

Estimated Priest River Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,909
Growth 155
Growth % 8.8%

Priest River 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 22.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 10.4%
Irish 10.2%
English 7.8%
Italian 7.4%
Scotch-Irish 4%
Norwegian 3.9%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Polish 2.7%
Danish 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Swedish 1.7%
European 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
French Canadian 1.1%
Russian 1%
Welsh 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Priest River, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Priest Lake (83856)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Priest River 1,754 $32,198
Athol 676 $31,875
Dover 342 $40,000
Oldtown 190 $23,125
Ponderay 638 $30,227
Sandpoint 6,835 $41,596
Spirit Lake 1,376 $32,337

Priest River Public Libraries

West Bonner District
Priest River, Idaho
(208) 448-2207
Priest Lake District
28769 HWY 57
Priest River, Idaho
(208) 443-2454

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Priest River High Schools (2004)

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Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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