Scotland, South Dakota

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Scotland, South Dakota
City
Motto(s): "Live, Work, Play"
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°8′57″N 97°43′6″W / 43.14917°N 97.71833°W / 43.14917; -97.71833Coordinates: 43°8′57″N 97°43′6″W / 43.14917°N 97.71833°W / 43.14917; -97.71833
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyBon Homme
Incorporated1885[1]
Area[2]
 • Total0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Land0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,355 ft (413 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total841
 • Estimate (2015)[4]820
 • Density989.4/sq mi (382.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code57059
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-57940
GNIS feature ID1258001[5]
Websitehttp://www.cityofscotland.com/

Scotland is a city in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 841.

History[edit]

Scotland was laid out in 1879.[6] Scottish immigrants named it for their native country of Scotland.[7]

Geography[edit]

Scotland is located at 43°8′57″N 97°43′6″W / 43.14917°N 97.71833°W / 43.14917; -97.71833 (43.149108, -97.718460).[8] South Dakota Highway 25 runs north-south through the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all of it land.[2]

Scotland has been assigned the ZIP code 57059 and the FIPS place code 57940.

Lake Henry, a popular local fishing lake is located just east of Scotland.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880150
18901,083622.0%
1900964−11.0%
19101,10214.3%
19201,23412.0%
19301,163−5.8%
19401,2043.5%
19501,188−1.3%
19601,077−9.3%
1970984−8.6%
19801,0223.9%
1990968−5.3%
2000891−8.0%
2010841−5.6%
Est. 2016819[9]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2015 Estimate[4]
The James River near Scotland, South Dakota

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 841 people, 386 households, and 224 families residing in the city. The population density was 989.4 inhabitants per square mile (382.0/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 535.3 per square mile (206.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 1.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 386 households of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.8% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 31.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 891 people, 405 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 36.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,984, and the median income for a family was $34,821. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $18,542 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,427. About 7.4% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Scotland School District 4-3 operates the town's school.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 60.
  7. ^ "Profile for Scotland, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 20, 2014.