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Mellette, South Dakota
Location in Spink County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Land||0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,296 ft (395 m)|
|• Density||835.94/sq mi (322.15/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1256431|
Mellette is a city in Spink County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 199 at the 2020 census.
Mellette was laid out in 1881, and named in honor of Governor Arthur C. Mellette.
Mellette is located at 45°9′14″N 98°29′54″W / 45.15389°N 98.49833°W (45.153970, -98.498336).
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.
Mellette has been assigned the ZIP code 57461 and the FIPS place code 41860.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 210 people, 90 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 807.7 inhabitants per square mile (311.9/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 384.6 per square mile (148.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.5% Native American, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.
There were 90 households, of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the city was 40 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.