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Canistota, South Dakota
Main Street, Canistota
Main Street, Canistota
Nickname(s): 
C-Town
Motto(s): 
"Home of the Hawks"
Location in McCook County and the state of South Dakota
Location in McCook County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County McCook
Established 1883
Incorporated 1900
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,552 ft (473 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 656
 • Estimate 
(2015)
638
 • Density 1,171.4/sq mi (452.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57012
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-09300
GNIS feature ID 1254224
Website City of Canistota, South Dakota

Canistota is a city in McCook County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 656 at the 2010 census. Canistota is known for chiropractic services, especially the longstanding Ortman Clinic, which attracts many Amish people from around the Midwest.

History

Canistota Ortman Hotel and Clinic
Ortman Hotel and Clinic

Canistota was named after Canastota, New York, the home of a railroad official, but misspelled in the application for a post office. The city platted in 1883. Its location is the northwest corner of Section 34, chosen by the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Canistota incorporated in 1900.

Geography

Canistota is located at 43°35′51″N 97°17′36″W / 43.59750°N 97.29333°W / 43.59750; -97.29333 (43.597514, -97.293339).

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.

Canistota has been assigned the ZIP code 57012 and the FIPS place code 09300.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 409
1920 594 45.2%
1930 590 −0.7%
1940 665 12.7%
1950 687 3.3%
1960 627 −8.7%
1970 636 1.4%
1980 626 −1.6%
1990 608 −2.9%
2000 700 15.1%
2010 656 −6.3%
Est. 2015 638 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 656 people, 242 households, and 159 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,171.4 inhabitants per square mile (452.3/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 501.8 per square mile (193.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 2.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 242 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 700 people, 254 households, and 175 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,248.4 people per square mile (482.6/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 490.4 per square mile (189.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.86% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 254 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,389, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $30,655 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,708. About 8.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

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