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Frederick, South Dakota
Main Street in Frederick, August 2017
Main Street in Frederick, August 2017
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brown
Incorporated 1882
Area
 • 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
1,381 ft (421 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 199
 • Estimate 
(2019)
196
 • Density 144.76/sq mi (55.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57441
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-22860
GNIS feature ID 1255150

Frederick is a town in northwestern Brown County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 199 at the 2010 census. Home to the annual Frederick Finn Fest, the town is part of the Aberdeen Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Frederick SD 1883
1883 illustration of Frederick

History

Frederick SD 1883
1883 illustration of Frederick

Frederick was a railway town platted and sold to pioneers by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, which completed track into it on September 12, 1881. Its grid of blocks was aligned by compass, with numbered avenues running north-south, and numbered streets running east-west. Main Street and Railway Avenue intersect at the grid's core. Incorporated on June 21, 1882, Frederick was named after the railroad's Finnish immigration agent and sales clerk—Kustaa "Frederick" Bergstadius.

Geography

Frederick is located at 45°49′58″N 98°30′25″W / 45.83278°N 98.50694°W / 45.83278; -98.50694 (45.832812, -98.507026).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all land. Frederick is drained by the Maple River.

The town is connected by US 281.svg U.S. Route 281.

Frederick has been assigned the ZIP code 57441 and the FIPS place code 22860.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 281
1900 251 −10.7%
1910 433 72.5%
1920 424 −2.1%
1930 461 8.7%
1940 422 −8.5%
1950 408 −3.3%
1960 381 −6.6%
1970 359 −5.8%
1980 307 −14.5%
1990 241 −21.5%
2000 255 5.8%
2010 199 −22.0%
2019 (est.) 196 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2017 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 199 people, 101 households, and 56 families living in the town. The population density was 510.3 inhabitants per square mile (197.0/km2). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 305.1 per square mile (117.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.5% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races.

There were 101 households, of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the town was 51.4 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 55.3% male and 44.7% female.

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