De Smet, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Smet, Idaho - Basic Facts

The De Smet Census Designated Place had a population of 174 as of July 1, 2017. De Smet ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for De Smet is located at latitude 47.141 and longitude -116.9114 in Benewah County. The formal boundaries for the De Smet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benewah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,598 feet.

The De Smet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583435) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The De Smet Census Designated Place is located within Tensed Division of Benewah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Smet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Smet: De Smet Mission, Desmet, 'L'lkhwi'lus.

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De Smet, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 174
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 106
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 157
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 182
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $31,938
Average Household Income $48,467
Per Capita Income $19,478


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $178,947


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% 0.11%
Households -0.26% 0.37%
Families -1.48% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   0.99%

De Smet, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Smet to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 191 16th
Population Density # 193 15th
Diversity Index # 33 85th
Median Household Income # 216 5th
Per Capita Income # 159 30th

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