Wood, South Dakota

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Wood, South Dakota
Town
Location in Mellette County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Mellette County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°29′55″N 100°28′48″W / 43.49861°N 100.48000°W / 43.49861; -100.48000Coordinates: 43°29′55″N 100°28′48″W / 43.49861°N 100.48000°W / 43.49861; -100.48000
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Mellette
Incorporated 1929[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 2,152 ft (656 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 62
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 64
 • Density 248.0/sq mi (95.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57585
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-72620[5]
GNIS feature ID 1266941[6]

Wood is a town in Mellette County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 62 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Wood is located at 43°29′55″N 100°28′48″W / 43.49861°N 100.48000°W / 43.49861; -100.48000 (43.498689, -100.480085).[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]

Wood has been assigned the ZIP code 57585 and the FIPS place code 72620.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 62 people, 29 households, and 15 families residing in the town. The population density was 248.0 inhabitants per square mile (95.8 /km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 132.0 per square mile (51.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 72.6% White, 8.1% Native American, 3.2% Asian, and 16.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 29 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.6% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.3% were non-families. 44.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the town was 42.5 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 66 people, 30 households, and 18 families residing in the town. The population density was 274.6 people per square mile (106.2/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 158.1 per square mile (61.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.18% White, 28.79% Native American, and 3.03% from two or more races.

There were 30 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 1.5% from 18 to 24, 37.9% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,070. There were 16.7% of families and 23.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 23.8% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

History[edit]

Wood started as the Wood post office in 1906 and was incorporated in 1909. In October 1929 the Chicago and Northwestern Railway reached town and built no further, Wood being the end of the 208 mile branch line from Norfolk, Nebraska. In 1969 the 36 miles of rail line from Winner, South Dakota to Wood were abandoned.[8]

Notable natives[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 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Linnaus, Dr Vernon F. and Bartels, Michael M. "Rails to the Rosebud", South Platte Press, 2008