Edgemont, South Dakota

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Edgemont, South Dakota
City
Motto: "To The Black Hills"
Location in Fall River County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Fall River County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°17′58″N 103°49′44″W / 43.29944°N 103.82889°W / 43.29944; -103.82889Coordinates: 43°17′58″N 103°49′44″W / 43.29944°N 103.82889°W / 43.29944; -103.82889
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Fall River
Incorporated 1895[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,458 ft (1,054 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 774
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 753
 • Density 797.9/sq mi (308.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57735
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-18300[5]
GNIS feature ID 1266810[6]
Website Edgemont, South Dakota

Edgemont is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 774 at the 2010 census. The city lies on the far southern edge of the Black Hills in southwestern South Dakota.

Edgemont is a crew change point for BNSF freight trains in the Gillette, Wyoming-Alliance, Nebraska division.[7]

In 2012, the White Draw Fire burned 8 miles northeast of Edgemont.[8] On July 1, 2012, an airplane fighting the fire crashed near town, killing four military personnel and injuring two.[9]

Honoring the airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard C-130 aircraft that crashed on July 1, 2012, while fighting the White Draw Fire

Geography[edit]

Edgemont is located at 43°17′58″N 103°49′44″W / 43.29944°N 103.82889°W / 43.29944; -103.82889 (43.299453, -103.828966).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[2]

The city lies at the intersection of US Highway 18 and South Dakota Highway 471. Its closest neighbors are Burdock and Dewey to the northwest, Hot Springs to the northeast, and Provo and Rumford to the south.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Edgemont, South Dakota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 68
(20)
69
(21)
82
(28)
92
(33)
97
(36)
104
(40)
107
(42)
105
(41)
100
(38)
91
(33)
80
(27)
70
(21)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 37
(3)
41
(5)
52
(11)
62
(17)
71
(22)
82
(28)
91
(33)
90
(32)
79
(26)
64
(18)
48
(9)
36
(2)
62.8
(17.2)
Average low °F (°C) 9
(−13)
13
(−11)
23
(−5)
32
(0)
43
(6)
52
(11)
59
(15)
57
(14)
45
(7)
33
(1)
19
(−7)
9
(−13)
32.8
(0.4)
Record low °F (°C) −31
(−35)
−34
(−37)
−24
(−31)
7
(−14)
19
(−7)
32
(0)
42
(6)
37
(3)
8
(−13)
−10
(−23)
−17
(−27)
−40
(−40)
−40
(−40)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.32
(8.1)
0.52
(13.2)
1.04
(26.4)
1.90
(48.3)
2.49
(63.2)
2.59
(65.8)
2.21
(56.1)
1.53
(38.9)
1.34
(34)
1.33
(33.8)
0.67
(17)
0.41
(10.4)
16.35
(415.3)
Source: The Weather Channel (Historical Monthly Averages) [11]

Education[edit]

Edgemont Public Schools are part of the Edgemont School District. The district has one elementary school and one high school. Students attend Edgemont High School.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 816
1920 1,254 53.7%
1930 1,103 −12.0%
1940 1,002 −9.2%
1950 1,158 15.6%
1960 1,772 53.0%
1970 1,174 −33.7%
1980 1,468 25.0%
1990 906 −38.3%
2000 867 −4.3%
2010 774 −10.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 774 people, 386 households, and 201 families residing in the city. The population density was 797.9 inhabitants per square mile (308.1 /km2). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 524.7 per square mile (202.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 0.1% African American, 3.4% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 386 households of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.9% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 51.3 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 24.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 867 people, 409 households, and 260 families residing in the city. The population density was 864.2 people per square mile (334.8/km²). There were 516 housing units at an average density of 514.4 per square mile (199.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.19% White, 3.92% Native American, 0.46% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 409 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,919, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,273. About 10.3% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

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