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Ponderay is a city in Bonner County, Idaho. The population was 1,137 at the 2010 census, up from 638 in 2000. Ponderay's city motto is "Little City with the Big Future". As of 2012, the city of Ponderay has the highest crime rate in the entire state of Idaho.SandpointPonderay's original plat was filed in Kootenai County on 1904-05-05. It was incorporated as the Village of Ponderay on 1947-05-27, and became the City of Ponderay on 1968-11-26. Ponderay was built on the site of the company town of the Panhandle Smelting and Refining Company.GeographyPonderay is located at, at an elevation of 2126ft above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.02sqmi, of which, 2.90sqmi is land and 0.12sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,137 people, 521 households, and 277 families residing in the city. The population density was 392.1PD/sqmi. There were 622 housing units at an average density of 214.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.
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