Priest River is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,758 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Priest River is the 65th largest community in Idaho.
When you are in Priest River, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.29% of Priest River’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Priest River is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Priest River who work in office and administrative support (10.08%), sales jobs (8.24%), and personal care services (7.06%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Priest River has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Priest River a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The rate of college-level education in Priest River is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.37% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Priest River in 2010 was $14,929, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,716 for a family of four.
The people who call Priest River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Priest River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Priest River include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Priest River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.