Agar, South Dakota

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Agar, South Dakota
Town
Location in Sully County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Sully County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°50′19″N 100°4′22″W / 44.83861°N 100.07278°W / 44.83861; -100.07278Coordinates: 44°50′19″N 100°4′22″W / 44.83861°N 100.07278°W / 44.83861; -100.07278
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Sully
Incorporated 1926[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,850 ft (564 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 76
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 79
 • Density 475.0/sq mi (183.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57520
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-00460[5]
GNIS feature ID 1253593[6]

Agar is a small town in Sully County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 76 as of the 2010 census. It functioned as a combined farm/ranch service center and small resort town as of 2010, its centennial year.

Geography[edit]

Agar is located at 44°50′19″N 100°4′22″W / 44.83861°N 100.07278°W / 44.83861; -100.07278 (44.838678, -100.072869).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.[2]

Agar has been assigned the ZIP code 57520, and the FIPS place code 00460.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 200
1940 142 −29.0%
1950 141 −0.7%
1960 139 −1.4%
1970 156 12.2%
1980 139 −10.9%
1990 82 −41.0%
2000 82 0.0%
2010 76 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 76 people, 44 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 475.0 inhabitants per square mile (183.4 /km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 44 households of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 47.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.36.

The median age in the town was 53 years. 11.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.8% were from 25 to 44; 38.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 82 people, 41 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 487.8 people per square mile (186.2/km²). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 321.2 per square mile (122.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.78% White and 1.22% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 41 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $12,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,812. There were no families and 7.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.9% of those over 64.

History[edit]

Contemporary status[edit]

As of Spring, 2010, the town was unincorporated with a part-time government staff only. Its gradeschool and high school may no longer be operational, although a mailing address still exists. It has no market, but does have a service station with garage services, a U.S. Post Office, and a fully equipped volunteer fire department. It also is the site for a grain elevator, a livestock shelter dealer, a public golf course, and a motel-lodge, and a private golf course which has been rated 85th nationally by Golf Magazine. The town is planning centennial celebration events for June 11 through June 13, 2010.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.