Hope, Idaho

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Population in 2022: 105 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +32.9%
 
Males: 55  (53.0%)
Females: 50  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

66.3 years
Idaho median age:

37.5 years

Zip code: 83836

Estimated median household income in 2022: $65,436 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Hope:

$65,436
ID:

$72,785

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $52,393 (it was $19,468 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $391,285 (it was $176,800 in 2000)
Hope:

$391,285
ID:

$432,500

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $861,818; detached houses: $858,658
March 2022 cost of living index in Hope: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 6.2%

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According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Hope, Idaho as of July 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hope is 23 to 1.


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Latest news from Hope, ID collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: English (22.0%), German (17.1%), Irish (17.1%), French (9.8%), Danish (2.4%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2230 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 262 people per square mile   (very low).

Hope, Idaho map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hope city:

0.8% ($1,422)
Idaho:

1.0% ($1,007)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (58.6 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (274.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (985.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

East Hope, ID (0.9 miles),
Clark Fork, ID (3.0 miles ),
Kootenai, ID (3.2 miles ),
Ponderay, ID (3.3 miles ),
Sandpoint, ID (3.4 miles ),
Dover, ID (3.7 miles ),
Heron, MT (4.6 miles),
Blanchard-Glengary, ID (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 48.25 N, Longitude: 116.31 W

Area code: 208

Distribution of median household income in Hope, ID in 2022
Distribution of house value in Hope, ID in 2022

Hope satellite photo by USGS

Hope tourist attractions:

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.8%
Idaho:

3.1%

Average climate in Hope, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 73.4. This is about average.

City:

73.4
U.S.:

72.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 9.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

8.11

Earthquake activity:

Hope-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 814% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 370.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 312.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 296.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 302.8 miles away from Hope center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 308.2 miles away from Hope center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 287.2 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bonner County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hope:

  • FMC IDAHO PANHANDLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PONDERAY, ID)
  • VALLEY VISTA CARE CENTER OF SANDPOINT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDPOINT, ID)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - SANDPOINT (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SANDPOINT, ID)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SANDPOINT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDPOINT, ID)

Amtrak station near Hope:

  • 14 miles: SANDPOINT (RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hope:

  • North Idaho College (about 46 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Full-time enrollment: 4,684)
  • Whitworth University (about 62 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Community College (about 63 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 65 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 67 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 80 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • University of Idaho (about 111 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public elementary/middle school in Hope:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pringle Boat Launch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Hotel Hope (126 West Main Street).

Bonner County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hope and their reported violations in the past:

WENDLEMERE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KULLYSPELL ESTATES (Population served: 92, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HOPE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 86, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2013
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2011
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
  • 25 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hope that have no violations reported:

  • EAST HOPE WATER DEPT (Population served: 296, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

76.5%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Hope:

Marital status in Hope, ID
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Hope:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Idaho average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hope, ID (based on Bonner County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,57137
Other2,98911
Catholic1,9534
Mainline Protestant1,0206
None30,344-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Bonner County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Bonner County:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Bonner County:

11.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bonner County:

22.5%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
Idaho:

11.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$229
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$2,051
Totals for Government 0$0 6$2,280

Hope government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($28.57)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $60,000 ($571.43)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($247.62)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($209.52)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($66.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($47.62)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($28.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($161.90)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($190.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,000 ($352.38)

Hope government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($19.05)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($533.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($142.86)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($123.81)
  • Tax - Property: $57,000 ($542.86)

Hope government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $417,000 ($3971.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $417,000 ($3971.43)

Hope government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $124,000 ($1180.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,000 ($238.10)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hope:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSPT (1400 AM; 1 kW; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hope:

  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIBR (102.5 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BENEFIELD BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)

TV broadcast stations around Hope:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Hope fatal accident list:

Sep 28, 2018 07:20 AM, Sr-200, Lat: 48.252672, Lon: -116.317175, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.2mTotal length
  • $20,817,000Total costs
  • 2,700Total average daily traffic
  • 270Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,050Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hope)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hope)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 20 took place in 2018, and the least - 2 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Hope, ID When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.0%), and Structure Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hope, ID
    • 7056.0%Outside Fires
    • 3326.4%Structure Fires
    • 1411.2%Other
    • 86.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hope, ID
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hope, ID
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 26.2%Wood
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hope, ID
  • 100.0%Electricity


Hope compared to Idaho state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 10 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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