Webster, South Dakota

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Webster, South Dakota
City
Motto: "A Place for All Seasons"
Location in Day County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Day County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°20′1″N 97°31′10″W / 45.33361°N 97.51944°W / 45.33361; -97.51944Coordinates: 45°20′1″N 97°31′10″W / 45.33361°N 97.51944°W / 45.33361; -97.51944
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Day
Incorporated 1895[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,857 ft (566 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,886
 • Estimate (2013)[4] 1,835
 • Density 1,265.8/sq mi (488.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57274
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-69780
GNIS feature ID 1258853[5]
Website City of Webster

Webster is a city in and the county seat of Day County, South Dakota, United States.[6] The population was 1,886 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was platted in 1880,[7] and was named for the first settler, J. B. Webster.[8]

Geography[edit]

Webster is located at 45°20′01″N 97°31′10″W / 45.333645°N 97.519452°W / 45.333645; -97.519452.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2), all of it land.[2]

Webster has been assigned the ZIP code 57274 and the FIPS place code 69780.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 618
1900 1,506 143.7%
1910 1,713 13.7%
1920 1,800 5.1%
1930 1,805 0.3%
1940 2,173 20.4%
1950 2,503 15.2%
1960 2,409 −3.8%
1970 2,252 −6.5%
1980 2,417 7.3%
1990 2,017 −16.5%
2000 1,952 −3.2%
2010 1,886 −3.4%
Est. 2013 1,835 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2013 Estimate[4]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[3] there were 1,886 people, 878 households and 481 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,265.8 inhabitants per square mile (488.7 /km2). There were 1,007 housing units at an average density of 675.8 per square mile (260.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.2% African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 878 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age was 46.3 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 25.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, there were 1,952 people, 866 households and 512 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,308.9 per square mile (505.8/km2). There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 685.9 per square mile (265.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.49% White, 1.23% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 866 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

23.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median household income was $29,457 and the median family income was $40,982. Males had a median income of $30,121 compared with $18,380 for females. The per capita income was $16,398. About 9.0% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Webster public schools are part of the Webster School District (South Dakota). The district has an elementary school, middle school and high school, Webster High School.[11]

Media[edit]

The Webster Reporter and Farmer is Day County's newspaper.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  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 June 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "City of Wester, SD". City of Webster, SD. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Webster, South Dakota, SD". ePodunk. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Webster Area School District". Webster Area School District. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 

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