Stickney, South Dakota

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Stickney, South Dakota
Town
Location in Aurora County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Aurora County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°35′19″N 98°26′16″W / 43.58861°N 98.43778°W / 43.58861; -98.43778Coordinates: 43°35′19″N 98°26′16″W / 43.58861°N 98.43778°W / 43.58861; -98.43778
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Aurora
Incorporated 1905[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,644 ft (501 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 284
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 286
 • Density 1,051.9/sq mi (406.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57375
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-61700[5]
GNIS feature ID 1258346[6]

Stickney is a town in Aurora County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 284 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was named for J.B. Stickney, an official with the Milwaukee Railroad.[7][8] The town was platted and incorporated in 1905 and a post office was established November 17, 1905.[1][7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.[2]

Stickney has been assigned the ZIP code 57375.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 284 people, 132 households, and 79 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,051.9 inhabitants per square mile (406.1 /km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 563.0 per square mile (217.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White and 1.1% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 132 households of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 47 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 28.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 334 people, 156 households, and 92 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,254.1 people per square mile (477.6/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 634.6 per square mile (241.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.70% White, 0.30% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $27,344 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,936. About 5.6% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture[edit]

Stickney, South Dakota was the hometown of Tyler Meade in the hit U.S. comedy-drama Ugly Betty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota Place-Names, Part I: State, County, and Town Names. Vermillion, South Dakota: University of South Dakota. p. 61. OCLC 34885177. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Stickney, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-29.