Belvidere, South Dakota

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Belvidere, South Dakota
Town
Location in Jackson County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Jackson County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°49′56″N 101°16′20″W / 43.83222°N 101.27222°W / 43.83222; -101.27222Coordinates: 43°49′56″N 101°16′20″W / 43.83222°N 101.27222°W / 43.83222; -101.27222
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Jackson
Founded 1907[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 2,333 ft (711 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 49
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 52
 • Density 64.5/sq mi (24.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57521
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-04620[5]
GNIS feature ID 1253842[6]

Belvidere is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 49 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Belvidere is located at 43°49′56″N 101°16′20″W / 43.83222°N 101.27222°W / 43.83222; -101.27222 (43.832243, -101.272285).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), of which, 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[2]

Belvidere has been assigned the ZIP code 57521, and the FIPS place code 04620. Town is located in southern South Dakota near Kadoka and east of Rapid City.

Politics[edit]

Belvidere was granted an interstate highway exit after a successful local campaign in the early 1950s by a former mayor.[who?] Originally, the plan was for Belvidere traffic to be diverted to Kadoka for access to the interstate. [clarification needed][citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 49 people, 23 households, and 12 families residing in the town. The population density was 64.5 inhabitants per square mile (24.9/km2). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 52.6 per square mile (20.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.7% White and 14.3% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 23 households of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.8% were non-families. 43.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 46.5 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 57 people, 26 households, and 15 families residing in the town. The population density was 67.4 people per square mile (25.9/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 43.8 per square mile (16.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.46% White, and 17.54% Native American, and 0.00% of any other race.

There were 26 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 12.3% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,575. 15.9% of the population and 15.8% of families were below the poverty line. 28.6% are under the age of 18. None of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Notable natives[edit]

  • Tom Berry, the 14th Governor of South Dakota.
  • Earl Thode, 1st All-Around World Champion Cowboy (1929) and World Saddle Bronc Champion (1929, 1931, 1932, 1934)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  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.