Deary, Idaho a growing
and thriving community

Located in Latah County, Deary is a small community of just over 500 nestled at the base of Potato Hill, affectionately called 'Spud Hill' by the locals. At just over 2900 feet elevation, Deary is a bedroom community to Moscow, Idaho, the home of University of Idaho. Deary's major employers are logging and forestry related with the Whitepine School District and the Idaho Distance Education Academy(IDEA) adding a number of other jobs. Deary has a nice complement of small businesses including a grocery store, auto parts store, saw & general store, tire and automotive shop, convenience store, artisan bakery and national award-winning creamery, bar & grill, car dealership and a thrift store.

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The population in the 2010 census
was 506. A decrease of 8.3%
from 2000.


Median Age

In the 2010 census, the
median age was 39.3 years


Household Income

In 2016, the average household
income was $49.2K.
source: city-data