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Ponderay is a city in Bonner County.
The community name evolved from Pend Oreille, the name of a lake, mountain and river. All were named for an Indian tribe called Pend Oreilles by French trappers, possibly for ornaments they wore in their ear lobes
The latitude of Ponderay is 48.305N. The longitude is -116.532W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,126 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 692.
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27% of Ponderay residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ponderay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ponderay was $13,432, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Ponderay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ponderay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $496. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Bonner County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ponderay political report.
The average commute time for Ponderay workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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