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Deary, Idaho
Location of Deary in Latah County, Idaho
Location of Deary in Latah County, Idaho
Deary, Idaho is located in Idaho
Deary, Idaho
Deary, Idaho
Location in Idaho
Deary, Idaho is located in the United States
Deary, Idaho
Deary, Idaho
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Idaho
County Latah
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,874 ft (876 m)
 • Total 506
 • Estimate 
 • Density 784.19/sq mi (303.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-20890
GNIS feature ID 399848

Deary is a city in Latah County, Idaho, United States. The population was 506 at the 2010 census, down from 552 in 2000. It is located 24 miles (39 km) east of Moscow and 43 miles (69 km) northeast of Lewiston.


Deary had its start when the railroad was extended to that point. The town was founded in 1907, and named for William Deary, a businessperson in the lumber industry. A post office has been in operation at Deary since 1907.


Deary lies at an elevation of 2,874 feet (876 m) above sea level. Deary is located at the base of Potato Hill, or as the locals call it, "Spud Hill" and close to outdoor recreation, including camping and fishing: between Spring Valley Reservoir and Moose Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 316
1930 295 −6.6%
1940 320 8.5%
1950 320 0.0%
1960 349 9.1%
1970 411 17.8%
1980 539 31.1%
1990 529 −1.9%
2000 552 4.3%
2010 506 −8.3%
2019 (est.) 516 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 506 people, 204 households, and 143 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.5 inhabitants per square mile (300.6/km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 340.0 per square mile (131.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 204 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.


Deary has two schools, Bovill Elementary and Deary Junior-Senior High School.

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