Wetonka, South Dakota

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Wetonka, South Dakota
wi-tȟáŋka
Town
Location in McPherson County and the state of South Dakota
Location in McPherson County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°37′28″N 98°46′8″W / 45.62444°N 98.76889°W / 45.62444; -98.76889Coordinates: 45°37′28″N 98°46′8″W / 45.62444°N 98.76889°W / 45.62444; -98.76889
Country United States
State South Dakota
County McPherson
Incorporated 1910[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,470 ft (448 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 8
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 8
 • Density 32.0/sq mi (12.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-70740
GNIS feature ID 1258932[5]

Wetonka (Dakota: wi-tȟáŋka;[6] "Big Sun") is a town in McPherson County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 8 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Wetonka is located at 45°37′28″N 98°46′8″W / 45.62444°N 98.76889°W / 45.62444; -98.76889 (45.624539, -98.768932).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 164
1930 111 −32.3%
1940 109 −1.8%
1950 115 5.5%
1960 46 −60.0%
1970 31 −32.6%
1980 22 −29.0%
1990 12 −45.5%
2000 12 0.0%
2010 8 −33.3%
Est. 2012 8 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 8 people, 3 households, and 3 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.0 inhabitants per square mile (12.4 /km2). There were 3 housing units at an average density of 12.0 per square mile (4.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 3 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 100.0% were married couples living together. 0.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the town was 57.5 years. 12.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.5% were from 25 to 44; 37.5% were from 45 to 64; and 37.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 62.5% male and 37.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 12 people, 4 households, and 4 families residing in the town. The population density was 48.8 people per square mile (18.5/km²). There were 7 housing units at an average density of 28.5 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 4 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 100.0% were married couples living together, and 0.0% were non-families. No households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 41.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,417, and the median income for a family was $25,417. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,144. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

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 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 563. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved September 21, 2013.