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Welcome to Bonners Ferry ...

The city of Bonners Ferry is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Bonners Ferry is located in Boundary County and is the County Seat for Boundary County.

A typical abbreviation for Bonners Ferry: Bonners Fry. (or less commonly used: Bonners Frry.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Bonners Ferry for more information about variations on the name of Bonners Ferry.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bonners Ferry has a population of 2,603 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Bonners Ferry was established in 1864.

Bonners Ferry is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bonners Ferry lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Bonners Ferry, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The telephone area code for Bonners Ferry: (208)

The ZIP code for Bonners Ferry: 83805<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bonners Ferry had a population of 2,543 people (which is 23.18% of the total population of Boundary County). This makes Bonners Ferry the county's most populous community.

The population of Bonners Ferry represents 0.16% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,543 people, the population of Bonners Ferry increased 1.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,515 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bonners Ferry had an population of 2,603 people. This is an increase of 2.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.5% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bonners Ferry.

Communities near Bonners Ferry ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bonners Ferry and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Kingsgate (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lister (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rykerts (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Boulder City - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Colburn   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Eastport   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bonners Ferry.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bonners Ferry. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bonners Ferry. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bonners Ferry. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bonners Ferry:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bonners Ferry ...

Looking for more information about Bonners Ferry? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bonners Ferry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bonners Ferry.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bonners Ferry. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bonners Ferry.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bonners Ferry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bonners Ferry). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bonners Ferry or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Bonners Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bonners Ferry) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bonners Ferry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bonners Ferry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonners Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6924, Longitude: -116.3182     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bonners Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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