Sandpoint Idaho is located in the panhandle of North Idaho. Sandpoint is a ski resort town featuring beautiful Lake Pend Oreille and is located between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain ranges.
The community of Sandpoint ID combines a beautiful area with numerous entertainment options such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding and much much more!
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Sandpoint & Area Statistics


Here is some of the statistical information about Sandpoint and it's surrounding areas.

Sandpoint is located at a latitude of 4815' and longitude of 11630'. Area elevation levels are as follows, from lowest to highest.

  • Lake Pend Oreille: 2,062.5 ft.
  • Bonner County Airport: 2,126 ft.
  • Pine Street: 2,194 ft.
  • Base of Schweitzer: 4,400 ft.
  • Top of Schweitzer: 6,389 ft.

Sandpoint is in close proximity to many surrounding cities and attractions. The distances are listed below from the nearest location to the farthest, top to bottom.

  • Bottle Bay: 8 miles
  • Garfield Bay: 14 miles
  • Laclede: 16 miles
  • Hope: 16 miles
  • Priest River: 23 miles
  • Clark Fork: 24 miles
  • Athol: 25 miles
  • Silverwood Theme Park: 26 miles
  • Farragut State Park: 29 miles
  • Bayview: 30 miles
  • Bonners Ferry: 33 miles
  • Coeur d'Alene: 46 miles
  • Post Falls: 52 miles
  • Kellogg: 96 miles
  • Wallace: 97 miles
  • Moscow: 133 miles
  • Lewiston: 163 miles
  • McCall: 329 miles
  • Boise: 439 miles
  • Idaho Falls: 487 miles
  • Sun Valley: 500 miles
  • Pocatello: 536 miles
  • Twin Falls: 567 miles

Looking to take a trip from Sandpoint to another great western city? Below is a list of well-known area's and the gap between us, listed from closest to furthest.

  • Spokane, WA: 70 miles
  • Kalispell, MT: 179 miles
  • Wenatchee, WA: 245 miles
  • Yakima, WA: 265 miles
  • Butte, MT: 303 miles
  • Helena, MT: 306 miles
  • Lake Louise, AB: 346 miles
  • Reno, NV: 351 miles
  • Everett, WA: 352 miles
  • Seattle, WA: 352 miles
  • Bozeman, MT: 390 miles
  • Calgary, AB: 392 miles
  • Portland, OR: 430 miles
  • Vancouver, BC: 495 miles
  • Billings, MT: 528 miles
  • Jackson Hole, WY: 548 miles
  • Edmonton, AB: 593 miles
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 715 miles
  • San Francisco, CA: 920 miles
  • Las Vegas, NV: 1,122 miles
  • Denver, CO: 1,200 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ: 1,455 miles
  • Los Angeles, CA: 1,471 miles
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Sandpoint is constantly growing, along with other nearby places. These are the population demographics from 1970 until 2000.
 

Bonner County

1970: 15,560
1980: 24,163
1990: 26,622
2000: 36,835

Sandpoint

1970: 4,144
1980: 4,460
1990: 5,203
2000: 6,835

Priest River

1970: 1,493
1980: 1,639
1990: 1,560
2000: 1,745

Ponderay

1970: 275
1980: 398
1990: 449
2000: 638


Clark Fork

1970: 367
1980: 449
1990: 448
2000: 530


Hope/East Hope


1970: 238
1980: 366
1990: 314
2000: 279


Kootenai


1970: 168
1980: 280
1990: 327
2000: 441


Oldtown


1970: 161
1980: 257
1990: 151
2000: 190

Bonner County consists of 1.2 million acres, which are employed as follows:

  • Forested Land: 1 million acres
  • US Forest Service: 500,000 acres
  • State Owned: 150,000 acres
  • Privately Owned: 440,000 acres
  • Water: 110,000 acres
     

Idaho Tax Information -

The majority of Idaho's tax revenues comes from three sources: income tax (individual and corporate), sales/use tax, and property tax. Income tax and sales/use tax is collected by the Idaho State Tax Commission. Property taxes fund local government and are levied and collected by the county where the property is located.

Property Tax

  • Average Urban Rate: 1.7027%
  • Average Rural Rate: 1.2045%

Description: The rates shown above are statewide average total tax rates for 2000. A rough estimate of property taxes can be calculated by multiplying the average tax rate by the property value, less exemptions. The actual tax rate is the sum of the tax rates of all the taxing districts in one location. Owner-occupied primary residences in Idaho qualify for a homeowner's exemption; this exempts 50% of the taxable value of the home (excluding land), up to a maximum of $50,000. Farms qualify for a partial exemption.

Retirees: Idaho property tax reduction (formerly circuit breaker) of up to $1,200 is available to persons age 65 and older, widowed or disabled persons of any age, and POW's who meet income and residence requirements.

Income Tax

Rate: 1.6% to 7.8%

Description: Individual income tax is graduated, so higher earnings are taxed at a higher rate. The first $1,056 of taxable income is taxed at 1.6%, the next $1,057 is taxed at 3.6%, etc. The maximum 7.8% tax rate is reached at $21,129 of taxable income for single filers and $42,258 for married couples filing jointly. Idaho residents are taxed on their total income, even if it is earned in another state or country. Idaho income tax brackets are adjusted for inflation each year.

Taxpayers are not required to make estimated payments for their individual tax return. Most wage earners have income tax withheld by their employers. Credits to offset income tax due include: $20 grocery credit ($35 for persons 65 or older); credit for tax paid to other states; and credits for donations to Idaho educational entities and some nonprofit youth and rehabilitation facilities.

Retirees: Social Security income and Tier 1 and Tier 2 Railroad Retirement benefits are not taxed. Taxpayers may receive a partial tax exemption for civil service and military retirement income received after age 65 (62 if disabled). A $20 grocery credit is refundable to full year residents over 62 who are not required to file an income tax return ($35 for persons over 65).

Sales Tax

Rate: 6%

Description: Sales tax applies to the sale, rental or lease of tangible personal property and some services. Food is taxed, but prescription drugs are not. Hotel, motel and campground accommodations are taxed at a higher rate (7-11%). Only one county (Kootenai) and a few small resort cities collect a local sales tax.

Estate Tax

Estate taxes are determined by federal requirements. Idaho's estate tax may apply when the gross estate reported to the federal government is $675,000 or more. Since 1/1/2002, the amount has increased to $1,000,000.

Inheritance-Gift Tax

Description: Idaho has no inheritance or gift tax.

 
 
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