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Castlewood, South Dakota
"A Small Town With A Big Heart"
|• Total||1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)|
|• Land||1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,686 ft (514 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||557.39/sq mi (215.15/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1265146|
Castlewood was platted in 1882 when the railroad was extended to that point. The city was named Castlewood after a place mentioned in the 1857 novel The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray. A post office has been in operation in Castlewood since 1882.
Castlewood is located at Big Sioux River.(44.723262, -97.029505), along the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.
Castlewood has been assigned the ZIP code 57223 and the FIPS place code 10500.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 627 people in 260 households, including 158 families, in the city. The population density was 545.2 inhabitants per square mile (210.5/km2). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 253.9 per square mile (98.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8%.
Of the 260 households 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.5% of households were one person and 17.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.16.
The median age was 36.2 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.
- Shane Mack – youngest person to be elected mayor in South Dakota, aged 18
- Kristi Noem – Governor of South Dakota (2019–present) and U.S. Representative (2011–2019)
In Spanish: Castlewood (Dakota del Sur) para niños
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