Orient, South Dakota

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Orient, South Dakota
Town
Location in Faulk County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Faulk County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°54′7″N 99°5′19″W / 44.90194°N 99.08861°W / 44.90194; -99.08861Coordinates: 44°54′7″N 99°5′19″W / 44.90194°N 99.08861°W / 44.90194; -99.08861
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Faulk
Founded 1887[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,608 ft (490 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 63
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 64
 • Density 217.2/sq mi (83.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-47460[5]
GNIS feature ID 1256902[6]

Orient is a town in Faulk County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 63 at the 2010 census.

Orient had its start in 1887 when the Milwaukee Railroad was extended into the area.[7]

Geography[edit]

Orient is located at 44°54′7″N 99°5′19″W / 44.90194°N 99.08861°W / 44.90194; -99.08861 (44.901922, -99.088595).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Orient has been assigned the ZIP code 57467 and the FIPS place code 47460.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 302
1940 250 −17.2%
1950 206 −17.6%
1960 133 −35.4%
1970 131 −1.5%
1980 87 −33.6%
1990 59 −32.2%
2000 57 −3.4%
2010 63 10.5%
Est. 2015 63 [9] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 63 people, 30 households, and 16 families residing in the town. The population density was 217.2 inhabitants per square mile (83.9/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 131.0 per square mile (50.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 30 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 46.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 49.1 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.6% were from 25 to 44; 42.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 57.1% male and 42.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 57 people, 25 households, and 14 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.2 people per square mile (71.0/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 122.1 per square mile (47.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 25 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, and 44.0% were non-families. 44.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $0 versus $6,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,849. There were 30.8% of families and 54.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. 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. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 52. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.