Deary, Idaho a growing
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.
and thriving community
PopulationPopulation increased by 91 over
the last 5 years but is projected
to grow by 77 over the next 5 years.
JobsJobs grew by 48 over
the last 5 years.
Projected to grow by 21 over
the next 5 years.
Avg. EarningsRegional average earnings
per job are $19.K below the
national average earnings of $64.2K per job.
MillennialsDeary has 244 Millennials (ages 24-34)
The national average for
an area this size is 326.
Retiring SoonRetirement is high in Deary.
The national average for an area
this size is 240 people
65 or older,
while there are 302 here.
EmploymentFrom 2012 to 2017, jobs increased by 9.9%
in Deary from 483 to 531.
This change outpaced national
growth rate of 8.2%.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting145%
Health Care and Social Assistance35%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30%
Administrative, Support, Waste Management, Remediation Services18%