Gettysburg, South Dakota

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Gettysburg, South Dakota
City
Nickname(s): Gettysburg "Where the Battle Wasn't"
Motto: "Come Play On The Prairie"
Location in Potter County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Potter County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°0′43″N 99°57′19″W / 45.01194°N 99.95528°W / 45.01194; -99.95528Coordinates: 45°0′43″N 99°57′19″W / 45.01194°N 99.95528°W / 45.01194; -99.95528
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Potter
Incorporated 1907[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.89 sq mi (4.90 km2)
 • Land 1.89 sq mi (4.90 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,064 ft (629 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,162
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,177
 • Density 614.8/sq mi (237.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57442
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-24260[5]
GNIS feature ID 1255235[6]
Website http://www.gettysburgsd.net/

Gettysburg is a city in Potter County, South Dakota, United States, along the 45th parallel. The population was 1,162 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Potter County.[7]

Geography[edit]

Gettysburg is located at 45°00′43″N 99°57′19″W / 45.011819°N 99.955386°W / 45.011819; -99.955386.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.89 square miles (4.90 km2), all of it land.[2]

Gettysburg has been assigned the ZIP code 57442 and the FIPS place code 24260.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 936
1920 951 1.6%
1930 1,400 47.2%
1940 1,324 −5.4%
1950 1,555 17.4%
1960 1,950 25.4%
1970 1,915 −1.8%
1980 1,623 −15.2%
1990 1,510 −7.0%
2000 1,352 −10.5%
2010 1,162 −14.1%
Est. 2012 1,177 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,162 people, 534 households, and 310 families residing in the city. The population density was 614.8 inhabitants per square mile (237.4/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 326.5 per square mile (126.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.3% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 534 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.9% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,352 people, 588 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 725.1 people per square mile (280.7/km2). There were 683 housing units at an average density of 366.3 per square mile (141.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.93% White, 1.26% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 588 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,469, and the median income for a family was $37,763. Males had a median income of $26,316 versus $16,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,516. About 7.9% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Gettysburg was the eastern terminus of the short-lived Forest City and Gettysburg Railroad.

Gettysburg's name commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg.

Notable people[edit]

Steve Asmussen of Laredo, Texas, a successful American horse trainer, was born in Gettysburg in 1965.

Martin H. "Matt" Medbery, Potter County's last surviving Civil War veteran [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Potter County News, Jan.28, 1937

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