Dante, South Dakota

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Dante, South Dakota
Town
Location in Charles Mix County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Charles Mix County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°2′20″N 98°11′8″W / 43.03889°N 98.18556°W / 43.03889; -98.18556Coordinates: 43°2′20″N 98°11′8″W / 43.03889°N 98.18556°W / 43.03889; -98.18556
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Charles Mix
Incorporated 1909[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,391 ft (424 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 84
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 85
 • Density 190.9/sq mi (73.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57329
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-15420[5]
GNIS feature ID 1254601[6]

Dante is a town in Charles Mix County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 84 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Dante is located at 43°2′20″N 98°11′8″W / 43.03889°N 98.18556°W / 43.03889; -98.18556 (43.038942, -98.185463).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all land.[2]

History[edit]

Dante was founded in 1908 but was originally called Mayo, after H.T. Mayo - owner of the local general store. However, in 1910 when the railroad came to the town, officials balked at building a depot in a town named Mayo (a name which for unclear reasons, railroad officials found undignified). The railroad requested citizens rename the town. H.T. Mayo replied that he didn't care what they renamed it, sarcastically suggesting, "You can call it Dante's Inferno for all I care."[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 84 people, 31 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 190.9 inhabitants per square mile (73.7 /km2). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 82.1% White, 13.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, and 2.4% from two or more races.

There were 31 households of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the town was 34 years. 34.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 82 people, 30 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 188.2 people per square mile (72.0/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 84.9 per square mile (32.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.59% White and 13.41% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 30 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 115.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,197. There were no families and 3.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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