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Florence, South Dakota
Town
Location in Codington County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Codington County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Codington
Incorporated 1907
Area
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,768 ft (539 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 374
 • Estimate 
(2019)
360
 • Density 519.48/sq mi (200.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57235
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-21820
GNIS feature ID 1255090

Florence is a town in northwestern Codlington County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 374 at the 2010 census.

Florence was named for a lady acquaintance of a railroad employee.

Geography

Florence is located at 45°3′14″N 97°19′34″W / 45.05389°N 97.32611°W / 45.05389; -97.32611 (45.053952, -97.326023).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.

Florence has been assigned the ZIP code 57235 and the FIPS place code 21820.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 270
1920 290 7.4%
1930 298 2.8%
1940 254 −14.8%
1950 226 −11.0%
1960 216 −4.4%
1970 175 −19.0%
1980 190 8.6%
1990 192 1.1%
2000 299 55.7%
2010 374 25.1%
2019 (est.) 360 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 374 people, 146 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 542.0 inhabitants per square mile (209.3/km2). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 230.4 per square mile (89.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 1.9% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races.

There were 146 households, of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.28.

The median age in the town was 34.4 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

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