De Smet, Idaho

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Population in 2010: 175.
Males: 75  (42.9%)
Females: 100  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years

Zip code: 83824

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,001
De Smet:

$52,001
ID:

$60,999

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,615

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $200,746
De Smet:

$200,746
ID:

$255,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $86,680; detached houses: $86,809

Median gross rent in 2019: $490.

March 2019 cost of living index in De Smet: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.6%
(74.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.2% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in De Smet, ID (2019)
    • 9846.7%American Indian alone
    • 7435.2%Hispanic
    • 2712.9%White alone
    • 31.4%Two or more races
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Ancestries: French Canadian (7.8%), Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2600 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (39.5 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (248.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (906.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tensed, ID (1.0 miles),
Farmington, WA (2.7 miles),
Tekoa, WA (3.0 miles ),
Plummer, ID (3.6 miles ),
Garfield, WA (3.8 miles ),
Latah, WA (3.8 miles),
Onaway, ID (3.9 miles ),
Potlatch, ID (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 47.15 N, Longitude: 116.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Distribution of median household income in De Smet, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in De Smet, ID in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Idaho:

4.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.3. This is worse than average.

City:

91.3
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.00
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

De Smet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 1015% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 260.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 350.2 miles away from De Smet center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from De Smet center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from De Smet center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from De Smet center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.3 miles away from De Smet center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benewah County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near De Smet:

  • TEKOA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TEKOA, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Smet:

  • University of Idaho (about 30 miles; Moscow, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 31 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • North Idaho College (about 38 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 40 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 42 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 43 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 45 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Public elementary/middle school in De Smet:

  • COEUR D' ALENE TRIBAL SCHOOL (Location: 30 MOCTELME ST, Grades: KG-8)

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Benewah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.2 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.2%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in De Smet:

Marital status in De Smet, ID
  • Never married: 63.4%
  • Now married: 19.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in De Smet:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for De Smet, ID (based on Benewah County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4793
Evangelical Protestant1,46715
Other5853
Mainline Protestant1581
None3,596-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Benewah County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

9.76 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Benewah County:

7.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Benewah County:

27.7%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benewah County:

11.0%
State:

11.7%

6.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Idaho average:

8.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kootenai County, ID  1.78% ($36,772 average AGI)
from Latah County, ID  0.66% ($23,286)


7.15% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Idaho average:

7.05%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kootenai County, ID  2.61% ($30,429 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.62% ($29,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Smet:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Smet:

  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around De Smet:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)

De Smet fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 2010 05:34 AM, Desmet Rd, Lat: 47.148233, Lon: -116.916900, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.8mTotal length
  • $4,525,000Total costs
  • 10,700Total average daily traffic
  • 1,414Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,050Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in De Smet, ID - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for De Smet, ID

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • HAROLD, 1140 Evergreen Rd (Lat: 47.032389 Lon: -117.010444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQEV461,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz, 154.515 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2016, Expiration Date: 04/25/2026, Certifier: Harold Kern, Registrant: Rathbun Communications, 1301 Grelle Avenue`, Lewiston, ID 83501, Phone: (208) 746-0433, Fax: (208) 298-3227, Email:
  • Lat: 47.147222 Lon: -116.914917, Call Sign: WRJH459,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.637 MHz, 464.787 MHz, 469.525 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.787 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2020, Expiration Date: 08/31/2030, Certifier: Terry Butcher, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in De Smet, ID
  • 75.0%Wood
  • 25.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in De Smet, ID
  • 57.1%Wood
  • 42.9%Electricity


De Smet compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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