Faulkton, South Dakota

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Faulkton, South Dakota
City
Motto: "The Carousel City"[1]
Location in Faulk County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Faulk County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°2′0″N 99°7′41″W / 45.03333°N 99.12806°W / 45.03333; -99.12806Coordinates: 45°2′0″N 99°7′41″W / 45.03333°N 99.12806°W / 45.03333; -99.12806
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Faulk
Platted 1886[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,581 ft (482 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 736
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 740
 • Density 728.7/sq mi (281.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57438
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-21260[6]
GNIS feature ID 1255021[7]
Website http://www.faulktoncity.org/

Faulkton is a city in and the county seat of Faulk County, South Dakota, United States.[8][9] The population was 736 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Faulkton was incorporated in 1886,[2] and was named for Andrew Jackson Faulk, the third Governor of Dakota Territory.[9][10] The city's nickname is "The Carousel City".[11]

Geography[edit]

Faulkton is located at 45°2′0″N 99°7′41″W / 45.03333°N 99.12806°W / 45.03333; -99.12806 (45.033209, -99.128067).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 736 people, 355 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 728.7 inhabitants per square mile (281.4/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 413.9 per square mile (159.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 355 households of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.7% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 29% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 53.4 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 34.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.8% male and 56.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 785 people, 369 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 749.4 people per square mile (288.7/km²). There were 413 housing units at an average density of 394.3 per square mile (151.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.62% White, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 42.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 35.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,853, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $27,344 versus $16,538 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,504. About 2.4% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faulkton South Dakota". Faulkton South Dakota. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  9. ^ a b "Profile for Faulkton, South Dakota, SD". ePodunk. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124. 
  11. ^ [South Dakota Office of Tourism http://www.travelsd.com]
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "BOTTUM, Joseph H., (1903 - 1984)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "PICKLER, John Alfred, (1844 - 1910)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Les Goodman". South Dakota Governor Frank M. Byrne. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 

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