Whitewood, South Dakota

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Whitewood, South Dakota
City
Location in Lawrence County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lawrence County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°27′41″N 103°38′21″W / 44.46139°N 103.63917°W / 44.46139; -103.63917Coordinates: 44°27′41″N 103°38′21″W / 44.46139°N 103.63917°W / 44.46139; -103.63917
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Lawrence
Incorporated 1888[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,655 ft (1,114 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 927
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 934
 • Density 1,448.4/sq mi (559.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57793
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-71580[5]
GNIS feature ID 1262710[6]
Website http://whitewood.govoffice.com/

Whitewood is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 927 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Whitewood was founded in 1877 when the Chicago and North Western Railway arrived into the area.[7]

Geography[edit]

Whitewood is located at 44°27′41″N 103°38′21″W / 44.46139°N 103.63917°W / 44.46139; -103.63917 (44.461314, -103.639136).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[2]

Whitewood has been assigned the ZIP code 57793 and the FIPS place code 71580.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 443
1900 311 −29.8%
1910 390 25.4%
1920 339 −13.1%
1930 392 15.6%
1940 267 −31.9%
1950 304 13.9%
1960 470 54.6%
1970 689 46.6%
1980 821 19.2%
1990 891 8.5%
2000 844 −5.3%
2010 927 9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 927 people, 374 households, and 232 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,448.4 inhabitants per square mile (559.2 /km2). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 612.5 per square mile (236.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White, 0.8% African American, 3.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 374 households of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 844 people, 330 households, and 224 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,303.6 people per square mile (501.3/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 549.9 per square mile (211.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.62% White, 2.61% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,297, and the median income for a family was $30,859. Males had a median income of $25,347 versus $16,597 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,247. About 15.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

"General Crook's headquarters in the field at Whitewood (Dak. Terr.). On starvation march 1876."
  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. ^ 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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 1001. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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