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Clark, South Dakota
Clark County Courthouse in Clark
Location within Clark County and South Dakota
|• Total||1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)|
|• Land||1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,798 ft (548 m)|
|• Density||784.18/sq mi (302.69/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1265158|
Clark is a city in and county seat of Clark County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,148 at the 2020 census.
A post office was established at Clark in 1880. Clark was platted in 1882. The city took its name from Clark County. An early variant name was Clark Center.
Clark is located at 44°52′46″N 97°44′3″W / 44.87944°N 97.73417°W (44.879459, -97.734182).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), all of it land.
Clark has been assigned the ZIP code 57225 and the FIPS place code 12180.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,139 people, 552 households, and 306 families living in the city. The population density was 889.8 inhabitants per square mile (343.6/km2). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 489.8 per square mile (189.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 552 households, of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.68.
The median age in the city was 51.5 years. 18.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 32.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
- Samuel Elrod, the fifth Governor of South Dakota.
- Doug Hegdahl, former sailor of United States Navy and prisoner of war (POW) during Vietnam War.
- Orator LaCraft, South Dakota State Senator.
- Urban Odson, NFL player for the Green Bay Packers.