Priest River, Idaho Population 2021

1,969
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Priest River is a city located in Bonner County Idaho. With a 2020 population of 1,969, it is the 63rd largest city in Idaho and the 7688th largest city in the United States . Priest River is currently growing at a rate of 1.97% annually and its population has increased by 12.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,751 in 2010. Priest River reached it's highest population of 1,969 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Priest River has a population density of 554 people per square mile.

The average household income in Priest River is $47,678 with a poverty rate of 12.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $657 per month, and the median house value is $153,300. The median age in Priest River is 43.8 years, 45.2 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Priest River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Priest River was:

  • White: 94.33%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Priest River, Idaho is 1,969 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,855.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,751.

Priest River, Idaho Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,81494.33%
Two or More Races482.50%
Some Other Race341.77%
Asian170.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.52%
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Priest River Population by Race

Priest River Population Pyramid $2021

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Priest River Median Age

43.8


Total

45.2


Male

43.1


Female

Priest River Adults

There are 1,478 adults, (441 of whom are seniors) in Priest River.

Priest River Age Dependency

85.4

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Priest River Sex Ratio

Female

996

51.79%

Male

927

48.21%

Priest River Population by Age

Priest River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Priest River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
Male75.4%24.6%
All70.4%29.6%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female36.1%63.9%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Priest River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8182.3470.4
Married3462.9978
Non Family3281.1270.1
Female834.1836.1
Male612.7975.4

3.06

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Priest River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade413.15%
9th to 12th Grade13710.54%
High School Graduate57344.08%
Some College28722.08%
Associates Degree13210.15%
Bachelors Degree1017.77%
Graduate Degree292.23%
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Priest River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Priest River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2341,056119
Hispanic3434
Other Race3434
2+ Races13133
Native American1010
Asian998

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.89%.

Priest River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,929$40,647$27,098
Less Than 9th Grade$28,088$33,472$
High School Graduate$27,200$37,321$
Some College$38,831$53,516$33,333
Bachelors Degree$32,059$$32,500
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,929

Average Earnings

$40,647

Average Male

$27,098

Average Female

Priest River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Priest River Language by Age

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Priest River Language

99.21% of Priest River residents speak only English, while 0.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Priest River Language

Priest River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,78818210.18%
Hispanic564478.57%
Multiple482450.00%
Other342264.71%
Asian17741.18%

12.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

9.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Priest River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Priest River is Hispanic, with 78.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Priest River is White, with 10.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.98%.

Priest River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College17.42%
High School11.52%
Less Than 9th Grade10.67%
Bachelors or Greater10.00%

Priest River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed9.40%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed8.96%

Priest River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Priest River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,125$47,678
Families$43,958$58,367
Married Families$60,000-
Non Families$18,173$29,509
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Income by Household Type

Priest River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Priest River Married by Age and Sex

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Priest River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Priest River Marital Status by Race

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Priest River Marital Status

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122

Number of Veterans

114

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam65
Korea26
World War II9
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War4

Priest River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7459
75+52
35 to 544
18 to 344
55 to 643

Priest River Veterans by Age

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Priest River Veterans by Race

Priest River Veterans by Education

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7.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Priest River Veterans by Education

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50.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Priest River Employment by Age

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Priest River Employment by Race

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Priest River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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23.92%

Born in Priest River

97.71%

Native Born

2.29%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

1.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.71% of Priest River residents were born in the United States, with 23.92% having been born in Idaho. 0.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Priest River Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,969381.97%
20201,931382.01%
20191,893382.05%
20181,855331.81%
20171,822442.47%
20161,778271.54%
20151,751110.63%
20141,740281.64%
20131,71220.12%
20121,710-23-1.33%
20111,733-6-0.35%
20101,7390.00%

Priest River Population by Year