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Agar, South Dakota
Location in Sully County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Sully County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Sully
Settled 1910
Incorporated 1926
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,850 ft (564 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 76
 • Estimate 
(2019)
80
 • Density 390.24/sq mi (150.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57520
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-00460
GNIS feature ID 1253593

Agar ( AY-gar) is a small town in Sully County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 76 as of the 2010 census. Agar is a farm/ranch service center with a well-regarded golf course, Sutton Bay. This prairie course next to a lake was designed by Graham Marsh in 2003 and is on Golf.com's Ten Courses to Watch. Sutton Bay was also featured in Links Magazine.

History

Agar was laid out in 1910, and named in honor of Charles H. Agar, a county official.

Geography

Agar is located at 44°50′19″N 100°4′22″W / 44.83861°N 100.07278°W / 44.83861; -100.07278 (44.838678, -100.072869).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.

Agar has been assigned the ZIP code 57520, and the FIPS place code 00460.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 200
1940 142 −29.0%
1950 141 −0.7%
1960 139 −1.4%
1970 156 12.2%
1980 139 −10.9%
1990 82 −41.0%
2000 82 0.0%
2010 76 −7.3%
2019 (est.) 80 5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 76 people, 44 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 475.0 inhabitants per square mile (183.4/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 44 households, of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 47.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.36.

The median age in the town was 53 years. 11.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.8% were from 25 to 44; 38.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

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