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Sandpoint, Idaho

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Welcome to Sandpoint ...

The city of Sandpoint is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Sandpoint is located in Bonner County (at the time of its founding, Sandpoint was located in Kootenai County) and is the County Seat for Bonner County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sandpoint has a population of 8,390 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Sandpoint is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Sandpoint (for example, toward Libby (MT)), you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Sandpoint is within the (208) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sandpoint: 83864, 83888<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sandpoint had a population of 7,365 people (which is 18.02% of the total population of Bonner County). This makes Sandpoint the county's most populous community.

The population of Sandpoint represents 0.47% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,365 people, the population of Sandpoint increased 7.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,835 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sandpoint had an population of 8,390 people. This is an increase of 13.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sandpoint.

Communities near Sandpoint ...

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

Community   2017
Boyer   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clark Fork   [Map]   561   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Colburn   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
East Hope   [Map]   218   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hope   [Map]   90   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Laclede   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sandpoint ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Sandpoint - it's located in Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sandpoint.

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 Sandpoint. 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 Sandpoint. 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 Sandpoint. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

Websites for Sandpoint ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandpoint ...

Looking for more information about Sandpoint? 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 Sandpoint, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sandpoint.

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) Sandpoint. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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 Sandpoint.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sandpoint - 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 Sandpoint). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sandpoint 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Sandpoint. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sandpoint) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandpoint. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2806, Longitude: -116.5597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandpoint 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandpoint.


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