Humboldt, South Dakota

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Humboldt, South Dakota
Town
Humboldt, South Dakota 5.jpg
Motto: "Small Town With A Big Heart"
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.64500°N 97.07444°W / 43.64500; -97.07444Coordinates: 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.64500°N 97.07444°W / 43.64500; -97.07444
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Minnehaha
Incorporated 1891[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,703 ft (519 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 589
 • Estimate (2013)[4] 597
 • Density 950.0/sq mi (366.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57035
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-30900
GNIS feature ID 1255710[5]
Website humboldt.govoffice.com

Humboldt is a town in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 589 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was named after German scientist, explorer and diplomat Alexander von Humboldt.[6]

Geography[edit]

Humboldt is located at 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.64500°N 97.07444°W / 43.64500; -97.07444 (43.644933, -97.074320).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), of which, 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Humboldt has been assigned the ZIP code 57035 and the FIPS place code 30900.

Lost Lake lies 2 miles north of the town. Beaver Lake lies 1 mile east of town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 445
1930 428 −3.8%
1940 417 −2.6%
1950 450 7.9%
1960 446 −0.9%
1970 411 −7.8%
1980 487 18.5%
1990 468 −3.9%
2000 521 11.3%
2010 589 13.1%
Est. 2013 597 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[4]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 589 people, 227 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density was 950.0 inhabitants per square mile (366.8 /km2). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 398.4 per square mile (153.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 227 households of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the town was 33.3 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 521 people, 200 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 831.0 people per square mile (319.3/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 335.0 per square mile (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.74% White, 1.73% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 200 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,250, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,455. About 5.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Karl Mundt, United States Congressman and Senator, was born in Humboldt and spent part of his childhood there.
  • Larry Pressler, United States Congressman and Senator, was born in Humboldt and attended elementary and high school there.[1]

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