Bushnell, South Dakota

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Bushnell, South Dakota
Town
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°19′38″N 96°38′42″W / 44.32722°N 96.64500°W / 44.32722; -96.64500Coordinates: 44°19′38″N 96°38′42″W / 44.32722°N 96.64500°W / 44.32722; -96.64500
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brookings
Incorporated 1915[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,690 ft (515 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 65
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 65
 • Density 91.5/sq mi (35.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57276
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-08820[5]
GNIS feature ID 1254173[6]

Bushnell is a town in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 65 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bushnell was founded in 1904 and named for Frank Bushnell,[7] owner of the land on which the train depot was erected (the community was already built before but didn't have a name). Beginning as a farm town, Bushnell grew to encompass a railroad depot, cheese factory, and grain elevator at one point. In 1881 South Dakota College was founded in nearby Brookings, and Bushnell's economy began to decline as the population shifted to the new college town. By the 20th century however, Bushnell had found a new niche as an artist's community. With more than 30 percent of its citizens employed as artists, the tiny town of Bushnell has a greater percentage of artists in their workforce than does Paris.

Geography[edit]

Bushnell is located at 44°19′38″N 96°38′42″W / 44.327310°N 96.644935°W / 44.327310; -96.644935.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 65 people, 28 households, and 18 families residing in the town. The population density was 91.5 inhabitants per square mile (35.3 /km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 45.1 per square mile (17.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.8% White, 7.7% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 28 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.7% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 43.6 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 75 people, 32 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.6 people per square mile (40.8/km2). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 47.9 per square mile (18.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 82.67% White, 12.00% Native American, 1.33% Asian, and 4.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 32 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 114.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,619. There were no families and 8.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. 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. ^ "Profile for Bushnell, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.