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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Population increased by 91 over
the last 5 years but is projected
to grow by 77 over the next 5 years.



Jobs grew by 48 over
the last 5 years.
Projected to grow by 21 over
the next 5 years.


Avg. Earnings

Regional average earnings
per job are $19.K below the
national average earnings of $64.2K per job.


Largest Industries

  • Government150%
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting145%
  • Educational Services83%
  • Construction40%
  • Health Care and Social Assistance35%
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30%
  • Administrative, Support, Waste Management, Remediation Services18%
  • Retail Trade17%