Priest River is a city in Bonner County, Idaho. The population was 1,751 at the 2010 census. Located in the Idaho Panhandle region of the state, the city is at the mouth of the Priest River on the Pend Oreille River.
Priest River is located at 48°11′0″N 116°54′34″W (48.183388, -116.909555), at an elevation of 2,139 feet (652 m) above sea level.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.84 square miles (9.95 km2), of which, 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.
It is 7 miles (11 km) east of the border with Washington at Newport, and less than 60 miles (100 km) south (as the crow flies) of British Columbia, Canada.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,751 people, 713 households, and 474 families living in the city. The population density was 474.5 inhabitants per square mile (183.2/km2). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 216.3 per square mile (83.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.