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Jefferson, South Dakota
|• Total||0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)|
|• Land||0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,115 ft (340 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,001.96/sq mi (386.50/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1255817|
Jefferson is a city in Union County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 547 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jefferson was founded in 1859. Every year the citizens of Jefferson and surrounding area celebrate the founding of Jefferson during the "Days of '59", a festival that includes softball, basketball, horseshoes, car show, fireworks and parade.
The city has the name of President Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson was primarily settled by French-Canadians. By 1867 the town consisted of 25 or so French-Canadian families. During the winter of 1880-1, the town was ravaged by a smallpox epidemic, reported to have arrived in the area via Russian Mennonite emigrants en route to Yanktou. The town was quarantined for several weeks, without railroad service or mail delivery. At least 150 cases of "black small pox" were reported by February 1881, resulting in more than 82 deaths.
Jefferson is located at(42.604514, -96.562823).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all land.
Jefferson has been assigned the ZIP code 57038 and the FIPS place code 32700.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 547 people, 233 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,094.0 inhabitants per square mile (422.4/km2). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 496.0 per square mile (191.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 233 households, of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% 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 2.94.
The median age in the city was 39.2 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
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