Profile for Sandpoint, Idaho, ID
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Sandpoint is a city in Bonner County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Sandpoint is 48.276N. The longitude is -116.552W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,096 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,378.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Sandpoint demographic reports
Sandpoint is on Lake Pend Oreille.
The first general store opened here in 1880.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Sandpoint received national attention for 1992 deaths at nearby Ruby Ridge. A teen-aged boy, his mother and a federal marshal were killed in a shootout between FBI agents and separatist Randy Weaver.
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival - July 21, 2007
- Fall Fest Outdoor Music Festival - Sept. 1-2, 2007
- Bonner County Fair - Aug. 20-25, 2007
- Timberfest - June 9, 2007
- Festival at Sandpoint - Aug. 2-12, 2007
- Winter Carnival - Jan. 10-13, 2008
Dates often change. Check Sandpoint web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Round Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Bonner County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
21% of Sandpoint residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sandpoint ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sandpoint was $20,643, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Sandpoint residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Sandpoint festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Bonner County Fair - A
- Winter Carnival - J
- Timberfest - J
- Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival - J
- Festival at Sandpoint - A
- Fall Fest Outdoor Music Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Sandpoint include Sandpoint Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sandpoint, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $886.
Libraries in Sandpoint include East Bonner County District ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sandpoint include Bonner County Daily Bee
Bonner County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sandpoint political report.
The average commute time for Sandpoint workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Sandpoint include Best Western Edgewater Resort, Inn at Sand Creek, La Quinta Inn, Quality Inn Sandpoint, Selkirk Lodge, Super 8, White Pine Lodge.
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