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Overview

Introduction to Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint, Idaho, in Bonner county, is located 58 miles NE of Spokane, Washington (center to center) and 271 miles E of Seattle, Washington.

Sandpoint History

The area now covered by the City of Sandpoint was used by the Salish Tribes as a summer camping ground. David Thompson explored the area in 1807. The European and the Chinese settlers first came in the city in the 1880s. The area was originally served by the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was incorporated in 1898. Lumber was one of the major industries of the area. In fact, there were several lumber companies that operated in the city since 1896.

Sandpoint and nearby Attractions

  • Round Lake State Park
  • Bonner County Historical Museum
  • Schweitzer Mountain
  • Memorial Park Historical Museum

Things To Do In Sandpoint

Sandpoint is home to the Memorial Park Historical Museum. You can also take a look around the Bonner County Historical Museum to discover some of the area's history. Visitors can also opt for the Montana Rockies Rail Tours while in the city. Sandpoint offers facilities for boating, skiing, hiking, and fishing. Sandpoint also hosts several events including the Bonner County Fair, Timberfest, Festival at Sandpoint, Winter Carnival, Fall Fest Outdoor Music Festival, and Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival every year.

Sandpoint Transportation

One can avail flights from Coeur D'alene Air Terminal.

Sandpoint Higher Education

North Idaho College, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and several other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,698
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+3,350
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,718
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,454
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,610

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,125
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone40.7%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$191,100

Ancestry

German22.9%
English18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.1%
Irish10.6%
Swedish5.5%
French Except Basque5.1%
Norwegian4.6%
Scottish4%
Italian3.8%
Welsh2.1%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1.5%
Russian1%
Austrian1%
Polish0.7%
Slovene0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Sandpoint Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bonner County
Standard Zip Codes83864
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude48.34
Approximate Longitude-116.45

Sandpoint Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANDPOINT EXP STATION
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp50 to 80 F
Oct Temp33 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationNEWPORT
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp31 to 61 F
Jul Temp48 to 84 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip26.4 inches
StationBONNERS FERRY
Distance31.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp34 to 57 F
Annual Precip21.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dover709$63,750
East Hope180$51,250
Kootenai934$54,044
Oldtown220$32,361
Ponderay965$33,889
Priest River1,639$40,227

Sandpoint Public Libraries

East Bonner County District
1407 CEDAR ST
Sandpoint, Idaho
(208) 263-6930

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Sandpoint Hospitals

Bonner General Hospital
(Non-profit)
520 North Third Avenue
(208) 263-1441

Sandpoint Public Schools

Farmin Stidwell Elementary School
1626 Spruce Street
ZIP: 83864
(208) 265-2417
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Forrest M. Bird Charter School
614 S Madison Avenue
ZIP: 83864
(208) 255-7771
Other
Total Enrollment 323
Lake Pend Oreille Alt High School
1005 N Boyer Avenue
ZIP: 83864
(208) 263-6121
High
Total Enrollment 104
Northside Elementary School
7881 Colburn-culver Road
ZIP: 83864
(208) 263-2734
Primary
Total Enrollment 163
Sandpoint High School
410 S Division Street
ZIP: 83864
(208) 263-3034
High
Total Enrollment 973
Sandpoint Juvenile Detention
4105 N Boyer Ave
ZIP: 83864
(208) 263-4213
Other
Total Enrollment 19
Sandpoint Middle School
310 S Division Street
ZIP: 83864
(208) 265-4169
Middle
Total Enrollment 492
Washington Elementary School
420 S Boyer Avenue
ZIP: 83864
(208) 263-4759
Primary
Total Enrollment 313

Sandpoint Private Schools

Alacca Christian Academy
301 Olive
ZIP: 83864
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Cynthia S Preschool & Kindergarten
1007 Lake St
ZIP: 83864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Little Lambs Preschool
1900 Pine St
ZIP: 83864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Sandpoint Jr Academy
2255 W Pine St
ZIP: 83864
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
Sandpoint Waldorf School
2007 Sandpoint West Dr
ZIP: 83864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
Selkirk School
11014 W Pine St
ZIP: 83864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Francis Preschool & Kindergarten
221 S Division Ave
ZIP: 83864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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