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Bison, South Dakota
Postcard view of Main Street in Bison in 1915.
Postcard view of Main Street in Bison in 1915.
Location in Perkins County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Perkins County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Perkins
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,782 ft (848 m)
 • Total 302
 • Density 324.27/sq mi (125.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-05620
Website Town of Bison

Bison is a town in and the county seat of Perkins County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 302 at the 2020 census.


Bison was platted in 1907, and named after the American bison which were once numerous in the area. A post office has been in operation at Bison since 1907. Bison was declared county seat in 1908.


Bison is located at 45°31′26″N 102°27′53″W / 45.52389°N 102.46472°W / 45.52389; -102.46472 (45.523911, -102.464634).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.

Bison has been assigned the ZIP code 57620, and the FIPS place code 05620.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 457
1960 457 0.0%
1970 406 −11.2%
1980 457 12.6%
1990 451 −1.3%
2000 373 −17.3%
2010 333 −10.7%
2020 302 −9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 333 people, 158 households, and 100 families living in the town. The population density was 336.4 inhabitants per square mile (129.9/km2). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 181.8 per square mile (70.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 158 households, of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the town was 48.6 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

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