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Gregory, South Dakota
Main Street
Main Street
Location in Gregory County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Gregory County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Gregory
Incorporated December 7, 1908
Government
 • Type Aldermanic Form
Area
 • Total 1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
 • Land 1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,169 ft (661 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,295
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,242
 • Density 721.67/sq mi (278.63/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57533
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-26180
Website http://www.cityofgregory.com/

Gregory is a city in western Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,295 at the 2010 census.

History

Gregory was laid out in 1904. The city took its name from its location in Gregory County. A post office has called Gregory been in operation since 1904. The local paper for Gregory and the surrounding county, the Gregory Times-Advocate, was founded in 1910.

On May 8, 1965, an F5 tornado touched down on the town without causing any fatalities.

Geography

Gregory is located at 43°14′2″N 99°25′43″W / 43.23389°N 99.42861°W / 43.23389; -99.42861 (43.233924, -99.428580).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.71 square miles (4.43 km2), all of it land.

Gregory has been assigned the ZIP code 57533 and the FIPS place code 26180.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,142
1920 1,067 −6.6%
1930 1,034 −3.1%
1940 1,246 20.5%
1950 1,375 10.4%
1960 1,478 7.5%
1970 1,756 18.8%
1980 1,503 −14.4%
1990 1,486 −1.1%
2000 1,342 −9.7%
2010 1,295 −3.5%
2019 (est.) 1,242 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,295 people, 611 households, and 326 families living in the city. The population density was 757.3 inhabitants per square mile (292.4/km2). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (164.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.2% African American, 6.8% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 611 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.6% were non-families. 43.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

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