The first stop past Newport, WA after you leave the state of Washington heading towards Sandpoint, ID, Oldtown Idaho is a quaint little town with a local lumber mill and some breath taking river views along the Pend Oreille River. The transition between Newport and Oldtown is so subtle that many visitors don't even realize they've crossed the state line.
As of 2010, Oldtown's population is 214 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.63 percent. The median home cost in Oldtown is $55,140. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.50 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Oldtown's cost of living is 27.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
Oldtown public schools spend $3,826 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 17 students per teacher in Oldtown. The unemployment rate in Oldtown is 10.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 10.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Oldtown jobs have Decreased by 2.75 percent.
This small river town in Bonner County epitomizes the laid back country living of Northern Idaho.