Ponderay, Idaho

Overlooking Ponderay and Lake Pend Oreille
Overlooking Ponderay and Lake Pend Oreille

Ponderay is a suburb of Sandpoint, located on the northeast side of Sandpoint along the northern shore of Lake Pend Oreille. The main east/west road through Ponderay is Idaho State Route 200, also known as the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. US Highways 2 & 95, also known as the Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway, part of the International Selkirk Loop, travel north/south on the western side of town. Ponderay bills itself as "The Little City That Can" and as "The Gateway to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Area."

Fast Facts about Ponderay, Idaho
Ponderay, Bonner County, ID 83852
Elevation: 2,126'
Latitude: 48.3031°N
Longitude: 116.5383°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 93.8%
Asian: 0.5%
Native American: 1.3%
Two or More Races: 3.2%
Hispanic: 1.2%
High School or Higher: 75.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.7%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 729
Males: 394
Females: 335
Median Resident Age: 37.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $23,900
Estimated Median Home Value: $216,200
Population Density: 272 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Ponderay: 88.5
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Construction, Forestry & Wood Products, Repair & Maintenance, Retail Services, Waste Management Services, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 16.1%
Photo of Ponderay courtesy of the City of Ponderay.
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