Blackhawk, South Dakota

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Black Hawk, South Dakota
CDP
Location in Meade County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Meade County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°9′6″N 103°18′41″W / 44.15167°N 103.31139°W / 44.15167; -103.31139Coordinates: 44°9′6″N 103°18′41″W / 44.15167°N 103.31139°W / 44.15167; -103.31139
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Meade
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,494 ft (1,065 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 2,892
 • Density 1,314.5/sq mi (516.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57718
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-05780[2]
GNIS feature ID 1265129[3]

Black Hawk (sometimes Blackhawk) is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Black Hawk was founded in 1881 by Swedish immigrants, the majority of whom were from the same communities in Sweden. The population was 2,892 at the 2010 census. Black Hawk has been assigned the ZIP code of 57718. Located along Interstate 90, Black Hawk is part of the Rapid City metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Black Hawk is located at 44°9′6″N 103°18′41″W / 44.15167°N 103.31139°W / 44.15167; -103.31139 (44.151575, -103.311420).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land. Black Hawk is located north of Box Elder Creek, west of Interstate 90, south of the City of Summerset, and east of the Black Hills National Forest.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,608
1990 1,995 24.1%
2000 2,432 21.9%
2010 2,892 18.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,432 people, 847 households, and 665 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,119.8 people per square mile (432.7/km²). There were 871 housing units at an average density of 401.1 per square mile (155.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.86% White, 0.29% African American, 2.75% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 847 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,414, and the median income for a family was $47,154. Males had a median income of $34,135 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,364. About 10.1% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Black Hawk is home to one elementary school, the current building was built in 1984 to house the expanding population. Black Hawk Elementary is included in the Rapid City School District.[5]

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