Philip, South Dakota

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Philip, South Dakota
City
Haakon County Courthouse in Philip
Haakon County Courthouse in Philip
Motto: "Where The Sun Kisses The Earth"
Location in Haakon County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Haakon County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°2′24″N 101°39′58″W / 44.04000°N 101.66611°W / 44.04000; -101.66611Coordinates: 44°2′24″N 101°39′58″W / 44.04000°N 101.66611°W / 44.04000; -101.66611
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Haakon
Founded 1907[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,165 ft (660 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 779
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 780
 • Density 1,298.3/sq mi (501.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57567
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-49300[5]
GNIS feature ID 1257034[6]

Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Haakon County.[7]

History[edit]

Philip was founded on 1907 as a stop on the Chicago and North Western Railway. It was incorporated in 1908. In 1914, Philip was designated seat of the newly formed Haakon County.[8]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the primary industry in Philip. Businesses include two grain elevators, a livestock auction, veterinary clinic, and numerous other businesses providing goods and services related to the farms and ranches surrounding the community.

Philip is also home to Scotchman Industries, a manufacturer of iron working machinery. The hospital and school are other major sources of employment within the community.

Geography[edit]

Philip is located at 44°2′24″N 101°39′58″W / 44.04000°N 101.66611°W / 44.04000; -101.66611 (44.039949, -101.666208).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2), all of it land.[2]

Philip has been assigned the ZIP code 57567 and the FIPS place code 49300.

Philip is located on the banks of the Bad River, which empties into the Missouri River at Fort Pierre, S.D.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 779 people, 375 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,298.3 inhabitants per square mile (501.3 /km2). There were 423 housing units at an average density of 705.0 per square mile (272.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.3% African American, 2.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 375 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.5% were non-families. 44.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 51.5 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 885 people, 367 households, and 226 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,527.7 people per square mile (589.1/km²). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 731.9 per square mile (282.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.59% White, 3.16% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 367 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $31,103, and the median income for a family was $43,929. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $18,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,243. About 8.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia[edit]

Philip is named after James "Scotty" Philip, "The man who saved the Buffalo", and the high school mascot, the Scottie (Scottish Terrier), is named after him.

Philip is the birthplace of one of only three Medal of Honor recipients born in South Dakota, Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry Brady.

Philip is the hometown of Olympic Bronze Medal wrestler Lincoln McIlravy.

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. 995. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.