Lowry, South Dakota

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Lowry
Town
Lowry, South Dakota
Location in Walworth County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Walworth County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°18′59″N 99°59′2″W / 45.31639°N 99.98389°W / 45.31639; -99.98389Coordinates: 45°18′59″N 99°59′2″W / 45.31639°N 99.98389°W / 45.31639; -99.98389
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Walworth
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,864 ft (568 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 6
 • Density 24.0/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57472
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-39260[4]
GNIS feature ID 1256263[5]

Lowry is a town in Walworth County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 6 at the 2010 census. The town is home to Lowry Pilgrim Community Church, Swan Creek Harness Shop, J & C Repair, Karst Service and a fire station. Lowry also has an abandoned school, and a post office, which closed to service in the early 1970s.

With the Missouri River and Swan Lake just a few miles away, and prime habitat for all sorts of wild game, Lowry is a destination for many hunters and fishermen year-round. Mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, pheasants, grouse, ducks, and geese are commonly hunted in the area.

Lowry was founded in 1907 as a station stop on a branch line of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway built that year between Conde and LeBeau, South Dakota. Railway service to Lowry ended in 1940.

Geography[edit]

Lowry is located at 45°18′59″N 99°59′2″W / 45.31639°N 99.98389°W / 45.31639; -99.98389 (45.316348, -99.983763).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 90
1930 89
1940 90 1.1%
1950 70 −22.2%
1960 44 −37.1%
1970 35 −20.5%
1980 22 −37.1%
1990 15 −31.8%
2000 10 −33.3%
2010 6 −40.0%
Est. 2013 6 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6 people, 3 households, and 3 families residing in the town. The population density was 24.0 inhabitants per square mile (9.3 /km2). There were 6 housing units at an average density of 24.0 per square mile (9.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.3% White and 16.7% Native American.

There were 3 households of which 100.0% were married couples living together. 0.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.00.

The median age in the town was 71.5 years. 0.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 0.0% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 66.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10 people, 5 households, and 4 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.6 people per square mile (16.1/km²). There were 6 housing units at an average density of 24.9 per square mile (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 5 households out of which 1 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 4 were married couples living together, none had a female householder with no husband present, and 1 was a non-family. One household was made up of individuals and one had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was two people and the average family size was 2.25 people.

In the town the population was spread out with 1 person under the age of 18, two from 18 to 24, none from 25 to 44, four from 45 to 64, and three who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. There were an equal number of females and males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $0, as did females. The per capita income for the town was $18,570. Two people but no families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, none of those under the age of 18 and 33.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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