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Interior, South Dakota

makȟóšiča otȟúŋwahe
Interior School Building
Interior School Building
Location in Jackson County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Jackson County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°43′31″N 101°58′59″W / 43.72528°N 101.98306°W / 43.72528; -101.98306Coordinates: 43°43′31″N 101°58′59″W / 43.72528°N 101.98306°W / 43.72528; -101.98306
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Jackson
Incorporated 1907
Area
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
2,382 ft (726 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 94
 • Estimate 
(2019)
106
 • Density 79.16/sq mi (30.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
57750
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-31620
GNIS feature ID 1261866

Interior (Lakota: makȟóšiča otȟúŋwahe; "Badlands village") is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census.

Interior got its start in 1907 when the Milwaukee Railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

Interior is located at 43°43′31″N 101°58′59″W / 43.72528°N 101.98306°W / 43.72528; -101.98306 (43.725197, -101.983114), approximately one mile from Badlands National Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), of which, 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Interior has been assigned the ZIP code 57750 and the FIPS place code 31620.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 144
1940 182 26.4%
1950 126 −30.8%
1960 179 42.1%
1970 81 −54.7%
1980 62 −23.5%
1990 67 8.1%
2000 77 14.9%
2010 94 22.1%
2019 (est.) 106 12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 94 people, 40 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 70.1 inhabitants per square mile (27.1/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 41.0 per square mile (15.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 70.2% White, 19.1% Native American, and 10.6% from two or more races.

There were 40 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 41.5 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Religion

Most people of Interior are Christian. The two dominant sects are Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.

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