Declo, Idaho

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Declo, Idaho
City
Location in Cassia County and the state of Idaho
Location in Cassia County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°31′10″N 113°37′48″W / 42.51944°N 113.63000°W / 42.51944; -113.63000Coordinates: 42°31′10″N 113°37′48″W / 42.51944°N 113.63000°W / 42.51944; -113.63000
Country United States
State Idaho
County Cassia
Government
 • Mayor Jay Darrington
Area[1]
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,219 ft (1,286 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 343
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 347
 • Density 1,225.0/sq mi (473.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83323
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-20980
GNIS feature ID 0397613

Declo is a city in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Burley, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 343 at the 2010 census, up from 338 in 2000.[4]

History[edit]

The city was originally named Marshfield. In 1916, the name was changed to Declo.[5] The name is an amalgam of the names of two resident families, Dethles and Cloughly.[6]

The world's largest potato processing company was founded in 1923 near Declo by a 14-year-old entrepreneur named J.R. Simplot, who had moved to the area with his family as a toddler. The corporate headquarters for the J. R. Simplot Company are now located in Boise.

Geography[edit]

Declo is located at 42°31′10″N 113°37′48″W / 42.51944°N 113.63000°W / 42.51944; -113.63000 (42.519441, -113.629978),[7] at an elevation of 4,219 feet (1,286 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Declo has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 240
1930 196 −18.3%
1940 238 21.4%
1950 219 −8.0%
1960 237 8.2%
1970 251 5.9%
1980 276 10.0%
1990 279 1.1%
2000 338 21.1%
2010 343 1.5%
source:[4][9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 343 people, 115 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,225.0 inhabitants per square mile (473.0/km2). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 453.6 per square mile (175.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.1% White, 4.1% Native American, 9.9% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.2% of the population.

There were 115 households of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.3% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.44.

The median age in the city was 29.8 years. 35.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 338 people, 103 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,226.7 people per square mile (466.1/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 410.1 per square mile (155.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.44% White, 0.59% African American, 0.30% Native American, 23.37% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.22% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the city the population was spread out with 38.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,884. About 9.4% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Declo is part of the Cassia County School District.

The following schools are located in Declo:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Declo, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-28
  5. ^ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 176
  6. ^ Temple, Robert D. Edge Effects: The Border-Name Places, (2nd edition, 2009), iUniverse, ISBN 978-0-595-47758-6, page 321.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Declo, Idaho
  9. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 92.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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