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Chamberlain, South Dakota
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|• Total||5.67 sq mi (14.70 km2)|
|• Land||4.48 sq mi (11.60 km2)|
|• Water||1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)|
|Elevation||1,404 ft (428 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||528.24/sq mi (203.94/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1265153|
Chamberlain (Lakota: makȟáthipi; "earth dwelling") is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Missouri River, at the dammed section of the Lake Francis Case, close to where it is crossed by Interstate 90.
Chamberlain is home to the South Dakota Hall of Fame. It is the site of St. Joseph's Indian School, a Native American residential school established in 1927 and operated by the Catholic order Priests of the Sacred Heart. A 50-foot (15 m) sculpture of a Native American woman, entitled Dignity, was installed on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River outside the city.
Chamberlain was laid out by European Americans in the early 1880s along the upper Missouri River. Its development was stimulated by construction of railroads through the area. The town was named after Selah Chamberlain, a railroad director of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.84 square miles (20.31 km2), of which, 6.64 square miles (17.20 km2) is land and 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2) is water.
Chamberlain has been assigned the ZIP code range 57325-57326 and the FIPS place code 11220.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,387 people, 1,040 households, and 589 families living in the city. The population density was 359.5 inhabitants per square mile (138.8/km2). There were 1,142 housing units at an average density of 172.0 per square mile (66.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.9% White, 0.3% African American, 14.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 1,040 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
It is located in the Chamberlain School District.
St. Joseph's Indian School is in the community.
Chamberlain is served by the Chamberlain Municipal Airport, as well as the following three highways:
- I-90 (Interstate 90)
- I-90 Bus. (Interstate 90 Business Loop)
- SD 50 (South Dakota Highway 50)
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