Mobridge, South Dakota

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Mobridge, South Dakota
kȟowákataŋ otȟúŋwahe
Bridge City
City
Nickname(s): Mo-Town
Motto: Make It Mobridge
Location in Walworth County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Walworth County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°32′23″N 100°26′5″W / 45.53972°N 100.43472°W / 45.53972; -100.43472Coordinates: 45°32′23″N 100°26′5″W / 45.53972°N 100.43472°W / 45.53972; -100.43472
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Walworth
Founded 1906[1]
Government
 • Type Municipal
 • Mayor Jamie Dietterle
 • City Administrator Steve Gasser
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 1,660 ft (506 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,465
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,476
 • Density 1,833.3/sq mi (707.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57601
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-43180
GNIS feature ID 1265670[5]
Website www.mobridge.org

Mobridge (Lakota: kȟowákataŋ otȟúŋwahe;[6] lit. "Over-the-River Town") is a city in Walworth County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 3,476 according to a 2012 census estimate.

History[edit]

Mobridge was founded in 1906. The town was named for the town's railroad designation, a contracted form of Missouri "Mo" Bridge for the original railroad bridge over the Missouri River.[7] The bridge was demolished by the Corps of Engineers in the early 1960s and replaced by a higher bridge due to the construction of the Oahe Dam.[8]

There are disputed claims that some or all of Sitting Bull's remains were moved to Mobridge. The Brown Palace Hotel in Mobridge is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Native American Oscar Howe painted a mural for the town's auditorium.

Geography[edit]

Mobridge is located at 45°32′23″N 100°26′05″W / 45.539709°N 100.434716°W / 45.539709; -100.434716.[9]

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

Mobridge has been assigned the ZIP code 57601 and the FIPS place code 43180.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,200
1920 3,517 193.1%
1930 3,464 −1.5%
1940 3,008 −13.2%
1950 3,753 24.8%
1960 4,391 17.0%
1970 4,545 3.5%
1980 4,174 −8.2%
1990 3,768 −9.7%
2000 3,574 −5.1%
2010 3,465 −3.0%
Est. 2012 3,476 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2012 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,465 people, 1,514 households, and 898 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,833.3 inhabitants per square mile (707.8 /km2). There were 1,727 housing units at an average density of 913.8 per square mile (352.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.7% White, 0.2% African American, 20.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 1,514 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,574 people, 1,545 households, and 948 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,009.4 people per square mile (775.2/km2). There were 1,808 housing units at an average density of 1,016.5 per square mile (392.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.52% White, 0.03% African American, 18.13% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,545 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $25,583, and the median income for a family was $31,026. Males had a median income of $22,727 versus $16,990 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,921. About 18.1% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.2% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

AM Radio[edit]

AM radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner City
1300 AM KOLY News/Talk Dakota Radio Group Mobridge

FM Radio[edit]

FM radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner Target city/market City of license
99.5 FM KOLY-FM Star 99 Hot AC Dakota Radio Group Mobridge Mobridge
100.7 FM KMLO Country 101 Country Dakota Radio Group Mobridge Mobridge

Television[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Ullrich, Jan F. (2014). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. 
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 993. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.slideshare.net/argyleist/mobridge-history
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved March 22, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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