Dubois, Idaho

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Dubois, Idaho
City
Location in Clark County and the state of Idaho
Location in Clark County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 44°10′26″N 112°13′54″W / 44.17389°N 112.23167°W / 44.17389; -112.23167Coordinates: 44°10′26″N 112°13′54″W / 44.17389°N 112.23167°W / 44.17389; -112.23167
Country United States
State Idaho
County Clark
Area[1]
 • Total 2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)
 • Land 2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,148 ft (1,569 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 677
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 599
 • Density 270.8/sq mi (104.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 83423, 83446
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-22960
GNIS feature ID 0372497

Dubois is a city in Clark County, Idaho, United States. The population was 677 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Clark County.[4]

The city was named in 1892 for Fred Dubois (1851−1930), the state's prominent politician in its early years.[5] He came to Idaho in 1880 and was the state's first U.S. Senator and served for two non-consecutive terms (1891−97, 1901−07).

Six miles (10 km) north of town is the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, the county's second largest employer.[6] The station studies sheep breeds to support U.S. sheep farmers. Dubois is near the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which calls one of its administrative units the Dubois ranger district.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Dubois is located at 44°10′26″N 112°13′54″W / 44.17389°N 112.23167°W / 44.17389; -112.23167 (44.174018, -112.231717),[7] at an elevation of 5,148 feet (1,569 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.50 square miles (6.47 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 677 people, 229 households, and 167 families residing in the city. The population density was 270.8 inhabitants per square mile (104.6 /km2). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 106.0 per square mile (40.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.1% White, 0.9% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 30.4% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.6% of the population.

There were 229 households of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.46.

The median age in the city was 32.3 years. 32.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 647 people, 214 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 290.1 people per square mile (112.0/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 109.8 per square mile (42.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.02% White, 1.08% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 27.51% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.57% of the population.

There were 214 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the city the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,167, and the median income for a family was $30,417. Males had a median income of $24,444 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,389. About 21.4% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Dubois experiences a continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with long, cold winters and hot, slightly wetter summers.

Climate data for Dubois, Idaho (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 27.9
(−2.3)
33.0
(0.6)
41.9
(5.5)
54.7
(12.6)
64.9
(18.3)
75.0
(23.9)
84.2
(29)
83.7
(28.7)
72.8
(22.7)
58.2
(14.6)
38.9
(3.8)
28.8
(−1.8)
55.3
(12.9)
Average low °F (°C) 10.0
(−12.2)
14.1
(−9.9)
21.7
(−5.7)
29.7
(−1.3)
37.5
(3.1)
44.5
(6.9)
50.8
(10.4)
49.5
(9.7)
40.6
(4.8)
31.3
(−0.4)
19.9
(−6.7)
10.8
(−11.8)
30.0
(−1.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.77
(19.6)
0.71
(18)
0.95
(24.1)
1.12
(28.4)
2.00
(50.8)
1.67
(42.4)
1.07
(27.2)
1.01
(25.7)
1.01
(25.7)
0.84
(21.3)
1.01
(25.7)
0.91
(23.1)
13.07
(332)
Source: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [9]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Pettite, William Stibal (April 26, 1962). "Tiny Clark County long on history". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 2. 
  6. ^ Lee, Sandra L. (February 25, 1990). "Harsh land is home to a hardy breed". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 1-centennial. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 

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