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De Smet, Idaho
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Idaho
County Benewah
 • Total 0.957 sq mi (2.48 km2)
 • Land 0.957 sq mi (2.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,598 ft (792 m)
 • Total 175
 • Density 182.9/sq mi (70.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 397609

De Smet (also spelled Desmet) is an unincorporated census-designated place in the northwestern United States, on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation in Benewah County, Idaho.

It is located near U.S. Route 95, about a mile (1.6 km) south of Tensed, which was originally Temsed (De Smet spelled backwards). De Smet has a post office with a ZIP code of 83824. As of the 2010 census, its population was 175, and its elevation is approximately 2,600 feet (790 m) above sea level.

It was named for Belgian priest Pierre De Smet, a 19th-century Jesuit missionary who worked with the natives of western North America for most of his life.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, De Smet has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

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