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Welcome to Priest River ...
The city of Priest River is located in the Idaho Panhandle.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Priest River, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
A typical abbreviation for Priest River: Priest Riv.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Priest River has a population of 1,896 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Priest River is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Priest River is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Priest River lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Priest River, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).
Priest River lies within the (208) area code.
The ZIP code for Priest River: 83856<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Priest River had an population of 1,896 people. This is an increase of 8.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.1% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Priest River had a population of 1,751 people. This makes Priest River the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Priest River represents 0.11% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,751 people, the population of Priest River has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,754 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Priest River.
Communities near Priest River ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Priest River.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Priest River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Priest River.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Priest River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Priest River.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Priest River. See our Newspapers Page for Priest River.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Priest River ...
Looking for more information about Priest River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Priest River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Priest River.
Adding Priest River to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Priest River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Priest River was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Priest River.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Priest River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Bonner County: www.co.bonner.id.us/
The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023