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Burke, South Dakota
Location in Gregory County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)|
|• Land||0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,195 ft (669 m)|
|• Density||1,048.30/sq mi (404.64/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1254165|
Burke is a city in and county seat of Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 575 at the 2020 census.
Burke was laid out in 1904 and incorporated in 1906. It was named for the congressman Charles H. Burke.
Burke is located at 43°10′59″N 99°17′28″W / 43.18306°N 99.29111°W (43.182992, -99.291065).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all of it land.
Burke has been assigned the ZIP code 57523 and the FIPS place code 08700.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 604 people, 324 households, and 161 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,078.6 inhabitants per square mile (416.4/km2). There were 398 housing units at an average density of 710.7 per square mile (274.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.2% African American, 3.5% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 324 households, of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.3% were non-families. 48.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.86 and the average family size was 2.62.
The median age in the city was 52.2 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 29.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.5% male and 55.5% female.
Burke Public Schools are part of the Burke School District. The district has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Students attend Burke High School.
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