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Herrick, South Dakota
Location in Gregory County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||0.52 sq mi (1.33 km2)|
|• Land||0.52 sq mi (1.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,162 ft (659 m)|
|• Density||200.00/sq mi (77.21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1255524|
Herrick is a town in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 74 at the 2020 census.
Herrick was laid out in 1904. The town was named for a nephew of Ohio governor Myron T. Herrick who opened former Indian land to settlement. A post office called Herrick has been in operation since 1904.
Herrick is located at 43°6′55″N 99°11′26″W / 43.11528°N 99.19056°W (43.115352, -99.190512).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all of it land.
Herrick has been assigned the ZIP code 57538 and the FIPS place code 28420.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 105 people, 44 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 201.9 inhabitants per square mile (78.0/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 111.5 per square mile (43.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.9% White, 7.6% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 9.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 44 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the town was 45.6 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.
For years Herrick has been celebrating its annual Squeal Meal. This event is celebrated with activities like the annual hog calling contest, parade, dance, and a pork barbecue.
- Anita Caspary, Roman Catholic nun