Parker, South Dakota

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Parker, South Dakota
Parker
City
Parker, South Dakota 5.jpg
Motto: "Life's A Little Bigger In A Small Town"
Location in Turner County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Turner County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°23′50″N 97°8′14″W / 43.39722°N 97.13722°W / 43.39722; -97.13722Coordinates: 43°23′50″N 97°8′14″W / 43.39722°N 97.13722°W / 43.39722; -97.13722
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Turner
Incorporated 1883[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,345 ft ft (410 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,022
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,014
 • Density 888.7/sq mi (343.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57053
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-48380[5]
GNIS feature ID 1265677[6]
Website parkersd.org

Parker is a city in Turner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,024 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Turner County.[7] It is bordered on its eastern side by South Dakota State Highway 19. Its northern side is bordered by South Dakota State Highway 44. It is about 8 miles northwest of Chancellor, 42 miles east of Parkston, and 41 miles south of Madison.

History[edit]

Parker was established in 1879 as county seat; it received its city rights in 1883. The Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888 affected southeastern South Dakota territory.[8]

Geography[edit]

Parker is located at 43°23′50″N 97°8′14″W / 43.39722°N 97.13722°W / 43.39722; -97.13722 (43.397152, -97.137297).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.[2]

Parker has been assigned the ZIP code 57053 and the FIPS place code 48380.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 113
1890 728 544.2%
1900 893 22.7%
1910 1,224 37.1%
1920 1,288 5.2%
1930 1,229 −4.6%
1940 1,244 1.2%
1950 1,148 −7.7%
1960 1,142 −0.5%
1970 1,005 −12.0%
1980 999 −0.6%
1990 984 −1.5%
2000 1,031 4.8%
2010 1,022 −0.9%
Est. 2012 1,014 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,022 people, 438 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 888.7 inhabitants per square mile (343.1 /km2). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 425.2 per square mile (164.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 438 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,031 people, 431 households, and 293 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,106.5 inhabitants per square mile (427.2 /km2). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 482.9 per square mile (186.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.96% White, 0.39% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 431 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $44,226. Males had a median income of $28,698 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,225. About 7.7% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

County fair[edit]

Parker has hosted the Turner County Fair, the oldest county fair in South Dakota, for most of its years since the first fair in 1880. The Turner County Fair now hosts its own web site which is including not only the Fair's attractions but also its history, the school houses of Turner County, and annual grounds happenings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 994. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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