Arlington, South Dakota

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Arlington, South Dakota
City
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°21′52″N 97°8′5″W / 44.36444°N 97.13472°W / 44.36444; -97.13472Coordinates: 44°21′52″N 97°8′5″W / 44.36444°N 97.13472°W / 44.36444; -97.13472
Country United States
State South Dakota
Counties Kingsbury, Brookings
Founded 1880[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,844 ft (562 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 915
 • Estimate (2013[4]) 894
 • Density 551.2/sq mi (212.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57212
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-02180
GNIS feature ID 1267666[5]
Website www.arlingtonsd.com

Arlington is a city in Brookings and Kingsbury counties in the State of South Dakota. The population was 915 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The city was founded by the Western Town Lot Company in 1880, and originally named Nordland, with the platted streets given Norwegian names. The city was renamed a few years later, and in 1885 given the name of Arlington, after the colonial center in Virginia.[6] (It was briefly named Denver in the interlude, but postal authorities did not approve of the name.) The streets were not renamed until several decades passed, with Olaf Street eventually changed to Main Street, Kanut Street to Third Street, etc.

Geography[edit]

Arlington is located at 44°21′52″N 97°8′5″W / 44.36444°N 97.13472°W / 44.36444; -97.13472 (44.364322, -97.134646),[7] primarily in Kingsbury County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2), all of it land.[2] Lake Poinsett is located to the northeast.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 270
1900 314 16.3%
1910 791 151.9%
1920 1,011 27.8%
1930 1,020 0.9%
1940 1,157 13.4%
1950 1,096 −5.3%
1960 996 −9.1%
1970 954 −4.2%
1980 991 3.9%
1990 908 −8.4%
2000 992 9.3%
2010 915 −7.8%
Est. 2013 894 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 915 people, 420 households, and 243 families residing in the city. The population density was 551.2 inhabitants per square mile (212.8 /km2). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 294.6 per square mile (113.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.7% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 420 households of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 992 people, 424 households, and 262 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.6 people per square mile (245.5/km²). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 303.0 per square mile (117.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.49% White, 0.20% Native American, 0.71% Asian, and 0.60% from two or more races.

There were 424 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $43,813. Males had a median income of $29,083 versus $19,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,858. About 1.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Arlington Public Schools are part of the Arlington School District. The district has one elementary school, one junior high school and one high school.[10] Students attend Arlington High School.[11]

Media[edit]

The Arlington Sun has been published in Arlington since 1885.[12] It is a weekly newspaper currently published by Linda Schumacher.[13]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The Arlington Municipal Airport is located in Brookings County, two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) north of Arlington's central business district.[14]

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 2014-07-07. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Arlington, South Dakota, SD". Podunk. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Arlington School District 38-1". education.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Arlington School District". Arlington School District. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Arlington Sun". The Arlington Sun. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "About The Arlington sun. (Arlington, S.D.". Library of Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 3A9 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  15. ^ "Theodore Schultz, 95, Winner Of a Key Prize in Economics". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 

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