Ponderay, Idaho

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Ponderay is a city in Bonner County, Idaho, United States. The population was 638 at the 2000 census. Ponderay's city motto is "Little City with the Big Future".



Ponderay is located at 48°18′11″N 116°32′18″W / 48.30306°N 116.53833°W / 48.30306; -116.53833 (48.303080, -116.538292).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (3.94%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 638 people, 264 households, and 168 families residing in the city. The population density was 237.9 people per square mile (91.9/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 110.4/sq mi (42.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.02% White, 0.47% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 264 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 117.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,853, and the median income for a family was $30,227. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $15,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,432. About 13.2% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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