Harrison, South Dakota

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Harrison, South Dakota
Census-designated place
Location in Douglas County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Douglas County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
Counties Douglas
 • Total 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Land 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,600 ft (500 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 52
 • Density 482/sq mi (186.2/km2)
ZIP code 57344
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-27300
GNIS feature ID 1255447

Harrison is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, South Dakota, in the United States. The population was 52 at the 2010 census.[1]

The community was named for Benjamin Harrison, a United States Senator from Indiana, and afterward President of the United States.[2]


Harrison is located in western Douglas County at 43°25′53″N 98°31′42″W / 43.43139°N 98.52833°W / 43.43139; -98.52833 (43.431476, -98.528205).[3] It is 6 miles (10 km) west of Corsica and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Armour, the Douglas County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), all of it land.[1]

Harrison has been assigned the ZIP code 57344.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 51 people, 26 households, and 17 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 458.5 people per square mile (179.0/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 296.7/sq mi (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.04% White and 1.96% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 26 households out of which 11.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, and 30.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.39.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 11.8% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 49.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 62 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,500, and the median income for a family was $27,250. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,170. There were 13.0% of families and 14.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Harrison CDP, South Dakota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 40. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.