Hope, Idaho

Looking across Lake Pend Oreille from Hope
The view across Lake Pend Oreille from Hope

Hope was founded in 1881 as a railroad town on the northeastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille. State Route 200 through town is also known as the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. Most folks who come to Hope come to enjoy the peace and quiet while exploring Lake Pend Oreille and the vast forests and mountains in the area. Those folks who work for a living seem to commute daily to jobs in Sandpoint. Real estate in the area looks to be expensive and that serves to push the cost of living up.

Fast Facts about Hope, Idaho
Hope, Bonner County, ID 83836
Founded: 1881
Elevation: 2,192'
Latitude: 48.2756°N
Longitude: 116.5591°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%
Native American: 1.4%
High School or Higher: 95.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.2%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 86
Males: 42
Females: 44
Median Resident Age: 43.8 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $24,500
Estimated Median Home Value: $296,100
Population Density: 214 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Hope: 93.9
Unemployed (March 2011): 16.1%
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