Midland, South Dakota
|Midland, South Dakota|
Location in Haakon County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)|
|• Land||0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,880 ft (573 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||129|
|• Density||379.4/sq mi (146.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1256450|
Midland is located at (44.071134, -101.156336).
As of the census of 2010, there were 129 people, 66 households, and 36 families residing in the town. The population density was 379.4 inhabitants per square mile (146.5/km2). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 270.6 per square mile (104.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.6% White, 4.7% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races.
There were 66 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.69.
The median age in the town was 52.3 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.5% were from 25 to 44; 34.9% were from 45 to 64; and 27.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.5% male and 46.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 179 people, 76 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 520.9 people per square mile (203.3/km²). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 264.8 per square mile (103.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.44% White, and 0.56% from two or more races.
There were 76 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,214, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,466. About 6.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.4% of those sixty five or over.
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Midland has a full, rich history dating back to its founding in 1890 by J.C. Russell. Named, Midland, because of its distance between Wall, SD and Pierre, SD along the Old West Trail.
The first hot water wells were dug by the railroad back in about 1906, when the Chicago North Western originally went through the area. Geothermal springs can still be experienced in Midland at the Stroppel Inn (previously the Stroppel Hotel).
Midland can be found in Haakon County. Sixty miles west of Pierre, the state capital, at the junction of US Highways 14 and 63. In 1991, Midland was named “South Dakota a Small Community of the Year” by Governor George Michelson. This award was presented at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development in February of 1991.
Midland, despite its small size, was a yearly powerhouse on the basketball court in the area. The Vikings were always one of the lowest enrollment High Schools in the state, but always drew large crowds with the exciting play on the court.
The style of basketball at Midland was extremely fun to watch. The up-tempo, athletic, and high scoring games brought fans from many miles. The Vikings have made several state tournaments and have played in State Championship games. With the overall success, Midland never did bring home a state championship trophy.
Notable High School Athletes: Lloyd Reiman, Richard Doud, Kirby Schofield, Jim Petoske, Doug Fosheim, Allen Evans, Jeff Jones, Pat Jones, Wade Nelson, Steve Reiman, Mark Reiman, Brad Hand, Justin Koehler, Kory Petoske, Kevin Petoske,Jesse Block and Adam Nemec.
The Midland Tumblers were known throughout the state (famous locally) as one of the best half-time entertainment performers in South Dakota. Choreographed performances with students jumping and flipping off trampolines were very skilled and dangerous. The tumblers were a traveling show that performed at many state basketball tournaments.
The facility contains a complete history of the area surrounding Midland, SD. Exhibits are on surrounding ranch and farming areas. We feature pioneer history--their wares and their lifestyle. We also feature railroad history. The museum is located in the original CNW Depot.
Notable Locations and Points of Interest
- Midland Museum
- Old West Trail
- Midland Town Dam
- Bad River
- Original Midland Bank (Haunted) - torn down
- 1880 Town
- Geothermal Well
- Ice-age and Prehistoric Fossil Beds (usually 10-15 ft below surface). Smaller fossils can be found along the banks of Bad River.
- Stroppel Inn (Hot Mineral Baths)
- Sandhill Crane Migration
- Midland Legion Hall
- Midland Masonic Temple (now the Midland Library)
Notable Midland Citizens
- Clayton Nelson - Artist
- Thelma Anderson - Author and pioneer of organic gardening
- Olaf Nelson - Musician; Purple Heart, Bronze Star Recipient
- Ty Saucerman - Artist
- Arlene (Nelson) Petoske - Artist
- "Pee Wee" Gerald Dean Dennis - Musician
- Harold Deyoung - Inventor and Harold Deyoung Memorial Scholarship
- Winifred Zieman - First Library Founder and Librarian in Midland in 1937. Prior to that, her father operated a traveling library. She is recognized by the South Dakota Cowboys Hall of Fame.