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Blunt, South Dakota
Entering Blunt from the northeast on U.S. Highway 14
Location in Hughes County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||0.49 sq mi (1.26 km2)|
|• Land||0.49 sq mi (1.26 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,621 ft (494 m)|
|• Density||726.90/sq mi (280.48/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1253984|
Blunt is a city in Hughes County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Pierre, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 342 at the 2020 census.
Blunt was named for John E. Blunt, a railroad official. Blunt was founded in 1881 as a stop on the Chicago and North Western Railway. It received its city rights in 1884.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all of it land.
Blunt has been assigned the ZIP code 57522, and the FIPS place code 06180.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 354 people, 150 households, and 102 families residing in the city. The population density was 722.4 inhabitants per square mile (278.9/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 340.8 per square mile (131.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.3% White, 2.5% African American, 4.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.
There were 150 households, of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.76.
The median age in the city was 46.6 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.