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Emery, South Dakota
Location in Hanson County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Hanson County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Hanson
Incorporated 1917
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,388 ft (423 m)
 • Total 447
 • Estimate 
 • Density 986.87/sq mi (381.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-19420
GNIS feature ID 1254933

Emery is a city in Hanson County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Mitchell, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 447 at the 2010 census.


Emery was originally called Farmington, and under the latter name the first settlement was made in the early 1880s. The present name is for S.M. Emery, a landowner.


Emery has a K-12 school and was constructed in 1958, with additions in 1983, 1999, and 2016.

As with many small towns, high school athletics is a focus for the community. The boys basketball and football teams both have won state championships in their divisions. The football team (which plays in a Co-Op relationship with Ethan High School and Bridgewater since 2010) won the 9AA State Championship in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2013. The football team also received the State Runner-up award in 1993 and 2009. The boys basketball team won in 1950 and 1973.

As of fall of 2010, the Emery school consolidated with Bridgewater, SD. The Emery and Bridgewater basketball, volleyball, track and golf teams continued their co-op which started in 2005. The football co-op with Ethan, has continued, adding Bridgewater.

Community Amenities

Emery has a park facility which includes a swimming pool, baseball field, softball field, tennis court, basketball court & sand volleyball court. Emery is home to several businesses, including Cargill Ag Horizons, Total Stop Food Store, Sandy's Bar, and many more.

The city is also home to the Dimock-Emery Raptors amateur baseball team which plays in the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association. The Raptors won the city's first ever amateur baseball championship in 2010.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.

Emery has been assigned the ZIP code 57332 and the FIPS place code 19420.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 247
1910 446 80.6%
1920 600 34.5%
1930 542 −9.7%
1940 482 −11.1%
1950 480 −0.4%
1960 502 4.6%
1970 452 −10.0%
1980 399 −11.7%
1990 417 4.5%
2000 439 5.3%
2010 447 1.8%
2019 (est.) 451 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 447 people, 191 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 993.3 inhabitants per square mile (383.5/km2). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 466.7 per square mile (180.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 191 households, of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

Notable person

  • Thomas H. Werdel, California politician
  • Ezra Aderhold, Professional Disc Golfer

See also

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