Tabor, South Dakota

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Tabor, South Dakota
Town
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 42°56′52″N 97°39′29″W / 42.94778°N 97.65806°W / 42.94778; -97.65806Coordinates: 42°56′52″N 97°39′29″W / 42.94778°N 97.65806°W / 42.94778; -97.65806
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Bon Homme
Incorporated 1888[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 423
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 412
 • Density 1,143.2/sq mi (441.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57063
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-62820[5]
GNIS feature ID 1258490[6]
Website http://www.taborsd.com/

Tabor (pronounced "TAY'-bur"[7]) is a town in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census.

Tabor is named after the city of Tábor, in the Czech Republic.[8]

History[edit]

The first Czech immigrants started arriving in Dakota Territory in 1868, and settled west of Yankton. These people from Bohemia came to America with hope of improving their living conditions and attaining a better future. The majority of Czechs settled around Tabor. Being mostly of the Catholic faith, their first concern was to organize a religious community. Church services first started taking place in 1871 at the log home of Vaclav Janda, one mile south of Tabor. The town site of Tabor was purchased from Johanna Kocer on April 14, 1872. In that same year, work began at the north end of the site for the first church of the St. Wenceslaus parish. The church was completed in 1874, and was constructed of chalk rock cut near the Missouri River south of Tabor. The chalk rock church was quickly outgrown, and a new 42 X 132 red brick church was built in 1898. The brick church still serves as the House of the Lord for today's parishioners. Since St. Wenceslaus Church is the only church in a town of 400 people, parish activities and functions are social highlights for the community.

Geography[edit]

Tabor is located at 42°56′52″N 97°39′29″W / 42.94778°N 97.65806°W / 42.94778; -97.65806 (42.947641, -97.658104).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.[2]

Tabor has been assigned the ZIP code 57063 and the FIPS place code 62820.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 273
1920 428 56.8%
1930 397 −7.2%
1940 391 −1.5%
1950 373 −4.6%
1960 378 1.3%
1970 388 2.6%
1980 460 18.6%
1990 403 −12.4%
2000 417 3.5%
2010 423 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 423 people, 172 households, and 115 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,143.2 inhabitants per square mile (441.4 /km2). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 537.8 per square mile (207.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% White, 0.2% Asian, 3.1% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 172 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the town was 41.4 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 417 people, 188 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,147.4 people per square mile (447.2/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 553.1 per square mile (215.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.52% White, and 0.48% from two or more races.

There were 188 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% 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 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,694, and the median income for a family was $40,893. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,885. About 1.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Lou Koupal, baseball player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  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. ^ "Broadcast Pronunciation Guide and South Dakota Pronunciations". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Tabor, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.