U.S. Post office in Notus, Idaho
Location of Notus in Canyon County, Idaho.
NOTUS IDAHO Latitude and Longitude:
|• Total||0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)|
|• Land||0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||2,316 ft (706 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,650.67/sq mi (637.89/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-6 ( MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0396974|
|U.S. Decennial Census |
Notus is a small rural city in Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 531 at the 2010 census and is the smallest town out of the eight in Canyon County. It is part of the Boise City– Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The present day location of the City of Notus is located along Highway 20/26.
in 1874, the Lower Boise Post Office was established on the homestead of C.L.F Peterson. The inclusion of the Lower Boise Post Office is considered to be the primary reason for the present location of Notus. According to an Idaho Press article from 1986, Notus got its name from the daughter of a railroad official. The daughter reportedly thought "notus" was of Native American origin and meant "it's all right." The town of Notus was almost known as 'Lemp'. 
In 1926, the Notus secondary school was founded. In 2017, the old building was deconstructed to be replaced by an up to date building. 
Notus is located at (43.726082, -116.801866).
Notus has one secondary school and one elementary school.  Notus also has a city park, a museum located along highway 20/26, a public library, and one restaurant.
Being a farming town Notus contains many fields with corn being the primary crop grown.
As of the census  of 2010, there were 531 people, 182 households, and 139 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,397.4 inhabitants per square mile (539.5/km2). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 521.1 per square mile (201.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.3% White, 0.2% African American, 2.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 18.5% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.8% of the population.
There were 182 households of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.34.
The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
As of the census  of 2000, there were 458 people, 147 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,160.7 people per square mile (453.4/km²). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 395.4 per square mile (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.90% White, 1.31% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 8.73% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.05% of the population.
There were 147 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.58.
In the city, the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,813, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,801. About 10.4% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 28.3% of those age 65 or over.
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