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Geddes
City
Main Street in Geddes, February 2016
Main Street in Geddes, February 2016
Location in Charles Mix County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Charles Mix County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Charles Mix
Incorporated 1900
Area
 • Total 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,604 ft (489 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 156
 • Density 284.34/sq mi (109.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57342
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-23980
GNIS feature ID 1255220

Geddes is a city in central Charles Mix County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 156 at the 2020 census. Brady Allen Koopal is the Mayor.

Geddes was laid out in 1900.

Geography

Geddes is located at 43°15′11″N 98°41′53″W / 43.252950°N 98.698012°W / 43.252950; -98.698012.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 701
1920 695 −0.9%
1930 680 −2.2%
1940 581 −14.6%
1950 502 −13.6%
1960 380 −24.3%
1970 308 −18.9%
1980 303 −1.6%
1990 280 −7.6%
2000 252 −10.0%
2010 208 −17.5%
2020 156 −25.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 208 people, 110 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 341.0 inhabitants per square mile (131.7/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 254.1 per square mile (98.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 110 households, of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.2% were non-families. 45.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the city was 50.6 years. 16.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 26.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.8% male and 44.2% female.

Notable people

  • Evelyn Daw - singer and actress, born in Geddes
  • J. James Exon - Democratic politician, born in Geddes.
  • James Jones - Republican politician born in Geddes

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