Dubois, Idaho

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Dubois is a city in Clark County, Idaho, United States. The population was 647 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Clark County.[1]

The city was named for U.S. Senator Fred Dubois.

Six miles (10 km) north of town is the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, the county's second largest employer. 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]



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).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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