Priest River, Idaho

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Population in 2019: 1,893 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 914  (48.3%)
Females: 979  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 83856.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,688 (it was $26,765 in 2000)
Priest River:

$41,688
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,932 (it was $14,125 in 2000)

Priest River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $184,278 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Priest River:

$184,278
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $226,466; detached houses: $251,982; mobile homes: $85,056

Median gross rent in 2019: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Priest River: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.4%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.7% for other race residents, 49.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Priest River, ID (2019)
    • 1,87893.9%White alone
    • 592.9%Hispanic
    • 271.4%Two or more races
    • 170.9%Asian alone
    • 90.4%American Indian alone

Races in Priest River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Priest River, Idaho as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Priest River is 67 to 1.


Crime rates in Priest River by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.8)
2
(101.1)
1
(56.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(107.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(256.4)
4
(207.5)
5
(259.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.6)
3
(175.0)
1
(57.0)
2
(113.6)
4
(214.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(666.7)
9
(466.8)
15
(777.2)
11
(556.1)
6
(339.0)
5
(284.3)
14
(820.6)
8
(466.7)
7
(399.3)
2
(113.6)
4
(214.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(1,179)
24
(1,245)
26
(1,347)
22
(1,112)
22
(1,243)
15
(852.8)
21
(1,231)
30
(1,750)
35
(1,997)
39
(2,215)
24
(1,285)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(205.1)
3
(155.6)
4
(207.3)
1
(50.6)
1
(56.5)
3
(170.6)
4
(234.5)
2
(116.7)
2
(114.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(107.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index161.5152.0218.1168.4134.5181.4137.2147.0128.4119.3203.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Priest River, ID

Crime rate in Priest River detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Idaho average:

1.62
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Ancestries: Irish (25.1%), German (15.3%), English (9.4%), Italian (8.3%), Scottish (5.1%), Canadian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2077 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,186 people per square mile   (low).

Priest River, Idaho map

44 residents are foreign born (0.8% North America, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

2.2%
Idaho:

6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,414 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $857 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (38.4 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (246.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (978.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Oldtown, ID (2.4 miles),
Newport, WA (2.5 miles ),
Blanchard-Glengary, ID (2.8 miles ),
Blanchard, ID (3.5 miles ),
Dover, ID (3.9 miles ),
Spirit Lake, ID (3.9 miles ),
Sandpoint, ID (4.2 miles ),
Athol, ID (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 48.18 N, Longitude: 116.91 W

Area code: 208

Distribution of median household income in Priest River, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Priest River, ID in 2019
Priest River satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Idaho:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +152 (+9.5%).
Most common industries in Priest River, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (19.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (34.7%)
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.6%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Priest River, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Woodworkers (5.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Priest River, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Priest River, Idaho environmental map by EPA

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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 2018 was 75.4. This is about average.

City:

75.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Priest River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 858% 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 389.3 miles away from Priest River 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 320.7 miles away from Priest River 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 268.0 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 274.8 miles away from the city 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 280.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 259.2 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).
Priest River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Priest River:

  • NEWPORT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEWPORT, WA)

Airports located in Priest River:

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Amtrak station near Priest River:

  • 15 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 Priest River:

  • North Idaho College (about 36 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Full-time enrollment: 4,684)
  • Whitworth University (about 38 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Community College (about 42 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 43 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 44 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 58 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • University of Idaho (about 101 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high schools in Priest River:

  • PRIEST RIVER LAMANNA HIGH (Students: 451, Location: 1103 9TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • PREP (ALT) HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 5709 HIGHWAY 2, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Priest River:

See full list of schools located in Priest River

Library in Priest River:

  • WEST BONNER DISTRICT (Operating income: $235,396; Location: 219 MAIN ST; 19,326 books; 537 audio materials; 969 video materials; 51 state licensed databases; 46 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Priest River: Timberline Center (A), West Pend Oreille Fire District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Selkirk Motel (1201 Highway 2), Eagle's Nest Motel (1007 Highway 2), Whispering Waters Bed & Breakfast (360 Outlet Bay Rd), River Country Motel & RV (3566 Highway 2).

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 Priest River and their reported violations in the past:

TAMRAK SHOPPING VILLAGE (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RANCH CLUB GOLF COURSE (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WEST BRANCH BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.5%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Priest River (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Priest River Branch at 102 Treat Street, branch established on 1955/11/14. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Priest River Branch at U.S. Highway # 2, branch established on 1979/07/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Panhandle State Bank: Priest River Branch at 6568 Hwy 2, branch established on 1997/12/08. Info updated 2009/07/09: Bank assets: $936.3 mil, Deposits: $731.7 mil, headquarters in Sandpoint, ID, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Intermountain Community Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Priest River:

Marital status in Priest River, ID
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Priest River:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Idaho average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Priest River
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Priest River, 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
Bonner County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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
This county:

11.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bonner County:

7.6%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.5%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Priest River:

49.8%
Idaho:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Priest River:

46.4%
State:

44.1%

Average BMI:
Priest River:

28.6
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Priest River:

22.5%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.3%
Idaho:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Priest River:

6.9
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Priest River:

56.7%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Priest River:

77.7%
Idaho:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Priest River, ID Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7$10,101$17,3160$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$18,669$44,8060$0
Streets and Highways 4$11,286$33,8580$0
Sewerage 2$5,286$31,7160$0
Health 1$2,070$24,8400$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,568$18,8160$0
Police - Other 1$2,642$31,7040$0
Water Supply 1$3,138$37,6560$0
Totals for Government 22$54,758$29,8680$0

Priest River government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $377,000 ($199.15)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($48.07)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($12.15)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($8.98)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($2.64)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $511,000 ($269.94)
    Sewerage: $440,000 ($232.44)
    Police Protection: $416,000 ($219.76)
    Regular Highways: $304,000 ($160.59)
    Central Staff Services: $136,000 ($71.84)
    Health - Other: $42,000 ($22.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000 ($16.90)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($16.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($14.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($22.19)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($20.60)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($11.09)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($9.51)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($5.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $650,000 ($343.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($50.18)

Priest River government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $481,000 ($254.09)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $30,000 ($15.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $51,000 ($26.94)
    General Local Government Support: $46,000 ($24.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $44,000 ($23.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($11.62)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($6.87)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $546,000 ($288.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $313,000 ($165.35)
    General Local Government Support: $168,000 ($88.75)
    Highways: $133,000 ($70.26)
  • Tax - Property: $725,000 ($382.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000 ($16.38)
    Other License: $14,000 ($7.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($3.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.53)

Priest River government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,103,000 ($2167.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,976,000 ($2100.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,000 ($67.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $672,000 ($354.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $296,000 ($156.37)

8.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.62%
Idaho average:

8.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kootenai County, ID  1.33% ($37,521 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.62% ($52,450)
from Boundary County, ID  0.30% ($32,041)


6.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Idaho average:

7.05%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kootenai County, ID  1.62% ($40,203 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.61% ($38,784)
to Boundary County, ID  0.27% ($23,767)
Businesses in Priest River, ID
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Priest River:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KSPT (1400 AM; 1 kW; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Priest River:

  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KAZZ (107.1 FM; DEER PARK, WA; Owner: 3 POINT MEDIA - WASHINGTON, LLC)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Priest River:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • Priest River, Idaho
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Idaho average
  • Fatal accident count1679
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents2370
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons591
  • Fatalities1871
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents4034
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents94
See more detailed statistics of Priest River fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.2mTotal length
  • $21,366,000Total costs
  • 8,900Total average daily traffic
  • 874Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,350Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 47 took place in 2018, and the least - 22 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Priest River, ID When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.1%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Priest River, ID
    • 29448.1%Structure Fires
    • 22336.5%Outside Fires
    • 7211.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 223.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Priest River, ID
Most common first names in Priest River, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3070.4 years
John3076.7 years
William2773.2 years
Robert2666.4 years
Mary2280.5 years
Charles2175.8 years
George2081.0 years
Arthur1471.0 years
Donald1468.7 years
Frank1371.6 years
Most common last names in Priest River, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Naccarato1672.9 years
Johnson1484.2 years
Miller1283.9 years
Brown1272.5 years
Smith974.1 years
Doolittle882.5 years
Clark871.4 years
Jones877.9 years
Wright876.6 years
Nelson883.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Priest River, ID
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 20.5%Wood
  • 18.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.3%Other fuel
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Priest River, ID
  • 60.3%Electricity
  • 22.7%Wood
  • 9.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Priest River compared to Idaho state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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