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People

Total Population 1,659
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 565
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,875
% Above Poverty Level 79.8%
% Below Poverty Level 20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $712
Median House Value $124,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 19.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWPORT
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
Station SANDPOINT EXP STATION
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
Station CHEWELAH
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Athol 798 $37,880
Dover 798 $71,750
Oldtown 235 $34,500
Ponderay 947 $27,045
Sandpoint 7,571 $45,034
Spirit Lake 2,193 $43,021

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Library
West Bonner District
219 MAIN ST
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

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PRIEST RIVER LAMANNA HIGH
HIGHWAY 57
208-448-1211
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

PRIEST RIVER EDUCATION (ALT)
1441 SHANNON LANE
208-448-2860
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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