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Priest River is a city in Bonner County.
The community was named for Joel Priest, railroad traffic agent
The latitude of Priest River is 48.180N. The longitude is -116.908W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,139 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,863.
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21% of Priest River residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Priest River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Priest River was $14,125, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Priest River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Priest River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Libraries in Priest River include West Bonner District ... View libraries
Newspapers in Priest River include Priest River Times
Bonner County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Priest River political report.
The average commute time for Priest River workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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