Batesland, South Dakota

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Batesland, South Dakota
íŋyaŋ šála
Town
Location in Shannon County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Shannon County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°7′40″N 102°6′6″W / 43.12778°N 102.10167°W / 43.12778; -102.10167Coordinates: 43°7′40″N 102°6′6″W / 43.12778°N 102.10167°W / 43.12778; -102.10167
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Shannon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,412 ft (1,040 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 108
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 112
 • Density 1,200.0/sq mi (463.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57716
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-03860[4]
GNIS feature ID 1253782[5]

Batesland (Lakota: íŋyaŋ šála;[6] "Red Stone") is a town in Shannon County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 108 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The survey of the town site of Batesland was made in the year of 1920 by Paul E. Brown, Deputy State surveyor of South Dakota, at the instance of A.L. Krause and O.C. Anderson, founders of the town. The plat of the town and the certificate and dedication was filed for record in the register of deeds office at Hot Springs on August 18, 1922. The town was named in honor of Charles H. Bates of Yankton, who was awarded the government contract to survey Pine Ridge Reservation by the late Richard Hughes of Rapid City, then United States Surveyor General. The first lots sold were on Jan. 8, 1923, to E.J. Tellifero, who erected the first building on the town site that year and opened a store. He was the first postmaster and conducted the affairs of the office in his store building. The original town site covered 80 acres (320,000 m2). The streets running east and west were numbered from one to four consecutively beginning at U.S. Route 18 on the north. The streets running north and south were named, beginning with the section line, Ash, Beech, Cedar, and Dakota. In 1929 the first addition to Batesland was surveyed and platted. This was laid out by William Weaver, and called Weavers’ Addition to Batesland. The addition joined the original town site on the east.

Geography[edit]

Batesland is located at 43°7′40″N 102°6′6″W / 43.12778°N 102.10167°W / 43.12778; -102.10167 (43.127654, -102.101734).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.[1]

Batesland has been assigned the ZIP code 57716, and the FIPS place code 03860.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 163
1990 124 −23.9%
2000 88 −29.0%
2010 108 22.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 108 people, 29 households, and 21 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,200.0 inhabitants per square mile (463.3 /km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 2.8% White and 97.2% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 29 households of which 62.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.1% were married couples living together, 31.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 4.48.

The median age in the town was 22 years. 44.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 2.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.5% male and 43.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 88 people, 30 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,136.7 people per square mile (424.7/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 439.2 per square mile (164.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 13.64% White and 86.36% Native American.

There were 30 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,735. There were 45.8% of families and 39.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 39.4% of under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Ullrich, Jan F. (2014). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

Further reading[edit]

"THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BATESLAND"; Shannon County News, October 9, 1930.