Avon, South Dakota

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Avon, South Dakota
City
Main St. in Avon.
Main St. in Avon.
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°0′24″N 98°3′33″W / 43.00667°N 98.05917°W / 43.00667; -98.05917Coordinates: 43°0′24″N 98°3′33″W / 43.00667°N 98.05917°W / 43.00667; -98.05917
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Bon Homme
Established 1879[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,617 ft (493 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 590
 • Estimate (2013)[4] 583
 • Density 921.9/sq mi (355.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57315
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-02900
GNIS feature ID 1253731[5]
Website Avon, South Dakota

Avon is a city in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 590 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Avon was founded in 1879. The community owes its name to Avon, New York, the hometown of an early postmaster.[6]

Geography[edit]

Avon is located at 43°0′24″N 98°3′33″W / 43.00667°N 98.05917°W / 43.00667; -98.05917 (43.006780, -98.059092).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[2]

Avon has been assigned the ZIP code 57315, and the FIPS place code 02900.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 451
1920 630 39.7%
1930 670 6.3%
1940 728 8.7%
1950 692 −4.9%
1960 637 −7.9%
1970 610 −4.2%
1980 576 −5.6%
1990 576 0.0%
2000 561 −2.6%
2010 590 5.2%
Est. 2013 583 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[4]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 590 people, 256 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.9 inhabitants per square mile (355.9 /km2). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 489.1 per square mile (188.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 3.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 256 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 561 people, 272 households, and 162 families residing in the city. The population density was 873.2 people per square mile (338.4/km²). There were 318 housing units at an average density of 495.0 per square mile (191.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White and 2.14% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 272 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 32.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,656, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,089. About 8.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was born and raised in Avon until he was 6, when his family moved to Mitchell.

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. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 983. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  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 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Avon School District 4-1". Avon School District 4-1. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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