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Elk Point, South Dakota
Main Street in Elk Point and some of the businesses located there
Main Street in Elk Point and some of the businesses located there
Location in Union County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Union County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Union
Incorporated 1873
Area
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Land 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,963
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,871
 • Density 1,372.71/sq mi (529.87/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57025
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-18620
GNIS feature ID 1254905

Elk Point is a city in and county seat of Union County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,963 as of the 2010 census.

History

The British established a Hudson's Bay Company trading post in 1755 near present-day Elk Point. Elk Point was so named on account of the abundant elk in the area. The town was incorporated in 1873.

Geography

Elk Point is located at 42°41′8″N 96°40′54″W / 42.68556°N 96.68167°W / 42.68556; -96.68167 (42.685512, −96.681789). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2), all land.

Elk Point has been assigned the ZIP code 57025 and the FIPS place code 18620.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,081
1910 1,200 11.0%
1920 1,470 22.5%
1930 1,294 −12.0%
1940 1,483 14.6%
1950 1,367 −7.8%
1960 1,378 0.8%
1970 1,372 −0.4%
1980 1,661 21.1%
1990 1,423 −14.3%
2000 1,714 20.4%
2010 1,963 14.5%
2019 (est.) 1,871 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2019 Estimate

It is part of the Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,963 people, 770 households, and 505 families living in the city. The population density was 1,443.4 inhabitants per square mile (557.3/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 610.3 per square mile (235.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 770 households, of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.8% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

Education

Elk Point Public Schools are part of the Elk Point-Jefferson School District (South Dakota). The school district has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Students attend Elk Point-Jefferson High School.

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