Whitewood, South Dakota

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Whitewood
Whitewood, South Dakota
Railroad in Whitewood
Railroad in Whitewood
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
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyLawrence
Incorporated1888[1]
Area
 • Total0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,655 ft (1,114 m)
Population
 • Total927
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
965
 • Density1,514.91/sq mi (584.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
57793
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-71580[5]
GNIS feature ID1262710[6]
Websitewhitewood.govoffice.com

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

History

Whitewood was platted in 1888 when the Chicago and North Western Railway was extended to that point.[7] It took its name from nearby Whitewood Creek.[8]

Geography

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.[9]

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890443
1900311−29.8%
191039025.4%
1920339−13.1%
193039215.6%
1940267−31.9%
195030413.9%
196047054.6%
197068946.6%
198082119.2%
19908918.5%
2000844−5.3%
20109279.8%
Est. 2018965[4]4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 927 people, 374 households, and 232 families living 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 makup 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%.[3]

Of the 374 households 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 households were one person and 12.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age 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 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

"General Crook's headquarters in the field at Whitewood (Dak. Terr.). On starvation march 1876."

At the 2000 census there were 844 people, 330 households, and 224 families living 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 makup 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%.[5]

Of the 330 households 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 households were one person and 11.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $29,297 and the median family income 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whitewood
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 1001. ISBN 1135948593. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 138.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 4, 2014.

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