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Leola, South Dakota
McPherson County Courthouse, July 2015
Location in McPherson County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)|
|• Land||0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,591 ft (485 m)|
|• Density||575.47/sq mi (222.23/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1256095|
Leola is a small city in, and the county seat of, McPherson County, South Dakota, United States. It was founded on May 1, 1884, and named for Leola Haynes, daughter of one of the town's founders. The population was 434 as of the 2020 census.
Leola is located at 45°43′16″N 98°56′19″W / 45.72111°N 98.93861°W (45.721238, -98.938503).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), of which, 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 457 people, 209 households, and 125 families residing in the city. The population density was 634.7 inhabitants per square mile (245.1/km2). There were 258 housing units at an average density of 358.3 per square mile (138.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 209 households, of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.
Leola School District is located in Leola, and it is a K-12 school district. This growing public school serves as the hub of many community based activities.
- Walter Conahan, a Republican South Dakota State Senator
- David N. Crouch, an Independent member of the South Dakota House of Representatives.
- In Spanish: Leola (Dakota del Sur)