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Camp Crook
Camp Crook, South Dakota
Location in Harding County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Harding County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Harding
Incorporated 1908
Area
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,120 ft (951 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 63
 • Estimate 
(2019)
66
 • Density 474.82/sq mi (182.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
57724
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-09260
GNIS feature ID 1254208

Camp Crook is an incorporated small town in Harding County, South Dakota, United States, on the Little Missouri River. The population was 63 at the 2010 census.

The town celebrated 125 years of existence in August 2008 during the annual county fair. It is the only town west of the Little Missouri River in South Dakota. The Custer National Forest, with its Sioux Ranger District office, also celebrated 100 years of having a presence in Camp Crook in 2008.

History

The town's name honors George Crook, a United States Army officer.

Geography

Camp Crook is located at 45°32′59″N 103°58′31″W / 45.54972°N 103.97528°W / 45.54972; -103.97528 (45.549727, -103.975307).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all of it land.

Camp Crook has been assigned the ZIP code 57724 and the FIPS place code 09260.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 120
1920 163 35.8%
1930 161 −1.2%
1940 227 41.0%
1950 122 −46.3%
1960 90 −26.2%
1970 150 66.7%
1980 100 −33.3%
1990 146 46.0%
2000 56 −61.6%
2010 63 12.5%
2019 (est.) 66 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 63 people, 32 households, and 17 families residing in the town. The population density was 450.0 inhabitants per square mile (173.7/km2). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 328.6 per square mile (126.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 32 households, of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the town was 48.5 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 47.5% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

Climate

Camp Crook experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot, wetter summers.

Climate data for Camp Crook, SD
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(20.6)
72
(22.2)
81
(27.2)
94
(34.4)
101
(38.3)
108
(42.2)
113
(45)
114
(45.6)
105
(40.6)
95
(35)
84
(28.9)
70
(21.1)
114
(45.6)
Average high °F (°C) 30.4
(-0.89)
36.4
(2.44)
45.9
(7.72)
58.0
(14.44)
68.8
(20.44)
78.5
(25.83)
86.7
(30.39)
86.8
(30.44)
75.8
(24.33)
61.7
(16.5)
42.9
(6.06)
33.5
(0.83)
58.78
(14.88)
Daily mean °F (°C) 18.6
(-7.44)
24.4
(-4.22)
33.0
(0.56)
44.2
(6.78)
54.7
(12.61)
64.2
(17.89)
70.6
(21.44)
69.7
(20.94)
58.7
(14.83)
46.4
(8)
30.9
(-0.61)
21.5
(-5.83)
44.74
(7.079)
Average low °F (°C) 6.8
(-14)
12.3
(-10.94)
20.1
(-6.61)
30.4
(-0.89)
40.5
(4.72)
49.9
(9.94)
54.4
(12.44)
52.5
(11.39)
41.6
(5.33)
31.1
(-0.5)
18.8
(-7.33)
9.5
(-12.5)
30.66
(-0.745)
Record low °F (°C) −57
(-49.4)
−50
(-45.6)
−33
(-36.1)
−12
(-24.4)
4
(-15.6)
24
(-4.4)
32
(0)
27
(-2.8)
9
(-12.8)
−17
(-27.2)
−28
(-33.3)
−46
(-43.3)
−57
(-49.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.31
(7.9)
0.28
(7.1)
0.62
(15.7)
1.43
(36.3)
2.75
(69.9)
2.58
(65.5)
2.05
(52.1)
1.19
(30.2)
1.11
(28.2)
1.23
(31.2)
0.52
(13.2)
0.30
(7.6)
14.37
(365)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)
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