Volin, South Dakota

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Volin, South Dakota
Town
Location in Yankton County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Yankton County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 42°57′28″N 97°10′52″W / 42.95778°N 97.18111°W / 42.95778; -97.18111Coordinates: 42°57′28″N 97°10′52″W / 42.95778°N 97.18111°W / 42.95778; -97.18111
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Yankton
Incorporated 1901[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 161
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 161
 • Density 805.0/sq mi (310.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57072
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-67780[5]
GNIS feature ID 1258771[6]

Volin (pronounced VAH'-lin[7]) is a town in Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 161 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Volin is located at 42°57′28″N 97°10′52″W / 42.95778°N 97.18111°W / 42.95778; -97.18111 (42.957852, -97.181049).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.[2]

History[edit]

Volin was part of the Wakonda Gayville-Volin Panthers football team that won state in 1994 and runner up in the following year.

Nancy Lowery was the first female elected Volin city councilman and mayor (1997-2000). Colleen Olson was mayor in 2009. Nancy "Lowery" Steffen was re-elected mayor again in 2010 until current.

The Volin Times was the first city newspaper and copies from 1904 are on file with the SD State Historical Society and in crumbling packages in the Volin Town Hall. A longer running newspaper named the Volin Advanced is more well known as it was used many years. Hardbound copies of this newspaper are located in the Volin Town Hall and available by contacting the City of Volin. Newspaper records were stored at Cortrust Bank until it closed around 2000. The bank then gave the city of Volin all the old newspapers. Currently the Observer is the official city newspaper. Volin currently has a very active Volunteer Fire Department and Certified Fire Responders. There are 3 successful restaurants located in Volin: The Volin Cafe, Mac's Pub and W-Dee's Pizza.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 161 people, 61 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 805.0 inhabitants per square mile (310.8/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 380.0 per square mile (146.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.4% White and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 61 households of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 33.8 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 207 people, 74 households, and 54 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,068.5 people per square mile (420.6/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 418.1 per square mile (164.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.20% White, 3.86% Native American, and 1.93% from two or more races.

There were 74 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 13.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,938, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,123. About 22.0% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 50.0% of those sixty five or over.

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