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Irene, South Dakota
Location in Clay County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Clay County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
Counties Turner, Clay, Yankton
Incorporated 1895
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,371 ft (418 m)
 • Total 422
 • Density 1,592.16/sq mi (614.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-31940
GNIS feature ID 1267669

Irene is a city in Clay, Turner, and Yankton counties in South Dakota, United States. The population was 422 at the 2020 census. The portion of Irene that is located in Turner County is a part of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota metropolitan area, the portion located in Yankton County is part of the Yankton Micropolitan Statistical Area, and the portion located in Clay County is part of both the Vermillion Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Sioux City-Vermillion Combined Statistical Area. Irene is also host to the Irene Rodeo, held every summer.

Irene was laid out in 1893, and named after Irene Fry, the daughter of a first settler.


Irene is located at 43°5′1″N 97°9′24″W / 43.08361°N 97.15667°W / 43.08361; -97.15667 (43.083655, -97.156594).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 229
1910 263 14.8%
1920 446 69.6%
1930 491 10.1%
1940 391 −20.4%
1950 374 −4.3%
1960 399 6.7%
1970 461 15.5%
1980 523 13.4%
1990 464 −11.3%
2000 432 −6.9%
2010 420 −2.8%
2020 422 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 420 people, 172 households, and 102 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,615.4 inhabitants per square mile (623.7/km2). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 746.2 per square mile (288.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 172 households, of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.0% male and 56.0% female.

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