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Welcome to Tensed ...

The city of Tensed is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Tensed is located in Benewah County<1>.

The location of Tensed has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Tensed: TEN-sed<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tensed has a population of 121 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Tensed.

The community of Tensed is 2,550 feet [777 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Tensed is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Tensed is within the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Tensed: 83870<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tensed had an population of 121 people. This is a decrease of 1.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tensed had a population of 123 people. This makes Tensed the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 123 people, the population of Tensed decreased 2.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 126 people).

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

Communities near Tensed ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tensed.

  • Saint Maries [Benewah County]
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    • Saint Maries [Benewah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Tensed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Maries have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Maries
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Maries<8>
  • Palouse [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palouse
    • Palouse [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Tensed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palouse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palouse<8>
  • Potlatch [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potlatch
    • Potlatch [Latah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Tensed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potlatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potlatch<8>
  • Tekoa [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tekoa
    • Tekoa [Whitman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Tensed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tekoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tekoa<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairfield [Spokane County]
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      • Fairfield [Spokane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Tensed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<8>
    • Garfield [Whitman County]
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      • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Tensed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<8>
    • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
      • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Tensed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakesdale
    • Worley [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley
      • Worley [Kootenai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Tensed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worley<8>
    • Onaway [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
      • Onaway [Latah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Tensed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onaway
    • Latah [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latah
      • Latah [Spokane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Tensed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latah<8>

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 Tensed. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tensed.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tensed. 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 Tensed.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tensed. See our Newspapers Page for Tensed.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tensed ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Idaho

About Benewah County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tensed. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Benewah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Tensed. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tensed.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tensed - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Tensed). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tensed or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tensed) 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 Tensed. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TensedOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1593, Longitude: -116.9238       In this case, the coordinates for Tensed have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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