Sandpoint, ID Demographics

Sandpoint is located at 490km north of Boise. Sandpoint is a folksy, arty community on the north shore of Lake Pend Oreille. The Hidden Lakes Country Club has an 18-hole golf course along the lake. The town’s many crafts, specialty shops and restaurants offer a reprieve from the more strenuous activities. Don’t miss the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market – a downtown bridge that’s been converted into a funky, solar-heated mall. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, a ski resort with 55 runs, is nearby.

Population (year 2000): 6,835. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,105 (+18.6% change)
Males: 3,188 (46.6%), Females: 3,647 (53.4%)

Bonner County

Zip codes: 83864.

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $32,461 (year 2000)
Median house value: $111,100 (year 2000)

Races in Sandpoint:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)

Ancestries: German (23.2%), Irish (12.9%), English (12.7%), United States (8.0%), Norwegian (6.2%), Italian (4.9%).

Elevation: 2085 feet

Land area: 3.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sandpoint

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandpoint city

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

2.6% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,517 (+28.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sandpoint:

  • BONNER GENERAL HOSPITAL (502 NORTH THIRD BOX 1448)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sandpoint:

  • BOUNDARY COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; BONNERS FERRY, ID)
  • NEWPORT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 43 miles; NEWPORT, WA)
  • KOOTENAI MEDICAL CENTER (about 45 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sandpoint:

  • COEUR D’ALENE AIR TERM (about 40 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; ID: COE)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 82 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: GEG)
  • FAIRCHILD AFB (about 89 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: SKA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sandpoint:

  • SANDPOINT (about 1 miles; SANDPOINT, ID; ID: SZT)
  • LAKE PEND OREILLE (about 16 miles; GLENGARY, ID; ID: S96)
  • HOLIDAY SHORES (about 20 miles; EAST HOPE, ID; ID: 2C9)
Amtrak station:
SANDPOINT (RAILROAD AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Sandpoint:

  • SANDPOINT SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (Location: 212 N 1ST AVE STE 202; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandpoint:

  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 45 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; CHENEY, WA; FT enrollment: 7,852)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 100 miles; MOSCOW, ID; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high schools in Sandpoint:

  • SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,222; Location: 410 SOUTH DIVISION STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAKE PEND OREILLE ALT HIGH SCH (Students: 96; Location: 1005 NORTH BOYER AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sandpoint:

  • FARMIN STIDWELL ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 624; Location: 1627 WEST SPRUCE STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SANDPOINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 602; Location: 310 SOUTH DIVISION STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 420 SOUTH BOYER AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 7881 COLBURN-CULVER ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SANDPOINT CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 1432 WEST HIGHWAY 2; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • SANDPOINT JUVENILE DETENTION (Students: 4; Location: 4105 NORTH BOYER AVENUE; Grades: 05 – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Sandpoint:

  • SANDPOINT WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: PO BOX 95; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SANDPOINT COMMUNITY CHR SCH (Students: 80; Location: 5425 HWY 95 N \ PO BOX 186; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • SANDPOINT JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 77; Location: 2255 PINE STREET; Grades: 1 – 10)
  • LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHL/KINDERGAR (Students: 35; Location: 1900 PINE ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST FRANCIS PRESCHOOL/KI (Students: 19; Location: 221 S DIVISION; Grades: KG – KG)
  • SELKIRK SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 11014 W PINE ST; Grades: KG – 1)

Libraries

Library in Sandpoint:

  • EAST BONNER COUNTY DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,122,488; Location: 1407 CEDAR ST; 78,516 books; 9,302 audio materials; 8,769 video materials; 206 serial subscriptions)