According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Sandpoint as of November 09, 2016.The ratio of number of residents in Sandpoint to the number of sex offenders is 181 to 1.
It was the headquarters of Coldwater Creek, a national women's apparel retailer; it is the headquarters of Litehouse Foods, a national salad dressing manufacturer; and Quest Aircraft, a maker of utility aircraft.Sandpoint lies on the shores of Idaho's largest lake, 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, and is surrounded by three major mountain ranges, the Selkirk, Cabinet and Bitterroot ranges. Sandpoint's major economic contributors include forest products, light manufacturing, tourism, recreation and government services.As the largest service center in the two northern Idaho counties (Bonner and Boundary), as well as northwestern Montana, it has an active retail sector.
It is home to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho's largest ski resort, and is on the International Selkirk Loop and two National Scenic Byways (Wild Horse Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway).
Among other distinctions awarded by national media in the past decade, in 2011 Sandpoint was named the nation's "Most Beautiful Small Town" by Rand Mc Nally and USA Today.