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Madison
City
Madison, South Dakota
Egan Ave. looking north, Madison, South Dakota (75659).jpg
Motto: Discover The Unexpected
Location in Lake County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lake County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Lake
Founded 1880
Incorporated 1885
Area
 • Total 4.61 sq mi (11.94 km2)
 • Land 4.61 sq mi (11.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,677 ft (511 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,474
 • Estimate (2015) 7,258
 • Density 1,404.3/sq mi (542.2/km2)
 • Metro density 632/sq mi (244.1/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 57042
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-40220
GNIS feature ID 1256295
Website City of Madison

Madison is a city in Lake County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 6,474 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lake County and is home to Dakota State University.

Geography

Madison is located at 44°0′28″N 97°6′53″W / 44.00778°N 97.11472°W / 44.00778; -97.11472 (44.007734, -97.114738).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.61 square miles (11.94 km2), all of it land.

Madison has been assigned the ZIP code 57042 and the FIPS place code 40220.

Madison is located between Lake Herman and Lake Madison.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 96
1890 1,736 1,708.3%
1900 2,550 46.9%
1910 3,137 23.0%
1920 4,144 32.1%
1930 4,289 3.5%
1940 5,018 17.0%
1950 5,153 2.7%
1960 5,420 5.2%
1970 6,315 16.5%
1980 6,210 −1.7%
1990 6,257 0.8%
2000 6,540 4.5%
2010 6,474 −1.0%
Est. 2015 7,258 12.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,474 people, 2,627 households, and 1,449 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,404.3 inhabitants per square mile (542.2/km2). There were 2,848 housing units at an average density of 617.8 per square mile (238.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 2,627 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.8% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 18.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,540 people, 2,589 households, and 1,491 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,529.4 people per square mile (590.0/km²). There were 2,706 housing units at an average density of 632.8 per square mile (244.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.16% White, 0.24% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 2,589 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 34.8% 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 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 21.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,434, and the median income for a family was $39,745. Males had a median income of $28,408 versus $20,965 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,767. About 6.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

History

Madison was laid out in 1873. The city was renamed after Madison, Wisconsin.

Notable natives

  • Karl E Mundt Former four-term US Senator
  • Mary Hart Long-time host of Entertainment Tonight
  • Jessica Fjerstad Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2002 and Miss South Dakota USA 2005
  • Debra Jean Cleveland Miss South Dakota 1984
  • Richard Barrett Lowe 29th Governor of American Samoa (1953–1956) and 8th Governor of Guam (1956–1959)
  • Charles McCallister Water polo player who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • Gene Vidal Athlete and aviator, father of Gore Vidal
  • Felix Luther Vidal, Gene's younger brother, also a star athlete and USAF general
  • Donald James Porter, was a United States Federal Judge
  • Harry A. Keegan, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Jerry Schemmel, Radio Voice of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies
  • Jeff Schemmel, First South Dakotan to run a sub-four minute mile. 5 time Big 8 Track Champion

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