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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,765
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Priest River demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Timber Days - July 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Priest River web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Priest Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Keyser House Timber Education Center and Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Priest River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bonner County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83856 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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6% of Priest River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Priest River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.


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Libraries in Priest River include West Bonner District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Priest River include Priest River Times

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Bonner County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Priest River political report.

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The average commute time for Priest River workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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