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Bancroft, South Dakota
Location in Kingsbury County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Kingsbury County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Kingsbury
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,572 ft (479 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 19
 • Estimate 
(2019)
19
 • Density 81.55/sq mi (31.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57353
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-03420

Bancroft is a town in northwest Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 19 at the 2010 census.

History

Bancroft had its start in the late 1880s when the railroad was extended to that point. The town most likely was named after L. L. Bancroft, a local newspaper publisher. A post office was established at Bancroft in 1889.

Geography

Bancroft is located at 44°29′15″N 97°45′3″W / 44.48750°N 97.75083°W / 44.48750; -97.75083 (44.487523, -97.750803).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 136
1920 141 3.7%
1930 155 9.9%
1940 126 −18.7%
1950 100 −20.6%
1960 86 −14.0%
1970 48 −44.2%
1980 41 −14.6%
1990 30 −26.8%
2000 37 23.3%
2010 19 −48.6%
2019 (est.) 19 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 19 people, 10 households, and 6 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.6 inhabitants per square mile (31.9/km2). There were 13 housing units at an average density of 56.5 per square mile (21.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.7% White and 5.3% from two or more races.

There were 10 households, of which 10.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, and 40.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the town was 54.3 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 31.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 42.1% male and 57.9% female.

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