Gettysburg, South Dakota facts for kids
|Gettysburg, South Dakota|
Stocker Blacksmith Shop listed on the National Register of Historic Places
|Nickname(s): Gettysburg "Where the Battle Wasn't"|
|Motto: "Come Play On The Prairie"|
Location in Potter County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||1.89 sq mi (4.90 km2)|
|• Land||1.89 sq mi (4.90 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,064 ft (629 m)|
|• Estimate (2015)||1,164|
|• Density||614.8/sq mi (237.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1255235|
Gettysburg is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.89 square miles (4.90 km2), all of it land.
Gettysburg has been assigned the ZIP code 57442 and the FIPS place code 24260.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,162 people, 534 households, and 310 families residing in the city. The population density was 614.8 inhabitants per square mile (237.4/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 326.5 per square mile (126.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.3% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 534 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.9% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.
The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,352 people, 588 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 725.1 people per square mile (280.7/km2). There were 683 housing units at an average density of 366.3 per square mile (141.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.93% White, 1.26% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.
There were 588 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,469, and the median income for a family was $37,763. Males had a median income of $26,316 versus $16,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,516. About 7.9% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.
Gettysburg was platted in 1884. The city was named in commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg. A large share of the early settlers were veterans of the Civil War.
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