Declo, Idaho

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Declo is a city in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Burley, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 338 at the 2000 census. The world's largest potato processing company was founded in 1923 near Declo by a 14-year-old entrepreneur named J.R. Simplot. The corporate headquarters for the J. R. Simplot Company are now located in Boise.



Declo was originally named Marshfield. Its name was changed about 1916.[1]

Declo High School's first graduating class graduated in 1927. The school's colors were green and white until about 1930, when they were changed to orange, black, and white.


Declo is located at 42°31′10″N 113°37′48″W / 42.51944°N 113.63°W / 42.51944; -113.63 (42.519441, -113.629978).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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