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|Milbank, South Dakota|
Holland Grist Windmill, Milbank
"You'll Like Milbank"
Location in Grant County and the state of South Dakota
|• Total||2.86 sq mi (7.40 km2)|
|• Land||2.77 sq mi (7.19 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.22 km2)|
|Elevation||1,152 ft (351 m)|
|• Density||1,118.60/sq mi (431.83/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1256459|
Milbank is a city in Grant County, South Dakota, United States, located along the South Fork of the Whetstone River. The population was 3,544 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Grant County. Milbank is the birthplace of American Legion Baseball. The program was created in Milbank in 1925 and is now enjoyed by high school aged youth on more than five thousand teams in all fifty states.
Milbank is located at 45°13′7″N 96°38′1″W / 45.21861°N 96.63361°W (45.218583, -96.633721).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.84 square miles (7.36 km2), of which, 2.76 square miles (7.15 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.
Milbank has been assigned the ZIP code range 57252-57253 and the FIPS place code 42260.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,353 people, 1,508 households, and 898 families living in the city. The population density was 1,214.9 inhabitants per square mile (469.1/km2). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 609.8 per square mile (235.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 1,508 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
The city was founded in 1880 when the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway first laid rails into South Dakota, and was named in honor of railroad director Jeremiah Milbank. The city was incorporated in 1881.
- C. S. Amsden, President pro tempore of the South Dakota Senate and Speaker pro tempore of the South Dakota House of Representatives
- Clarence (Pug) Manders, a National Football League running back for the Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers.
- Jack Manders, an NFL running back for the Chicago Bears.
- Tom Patterson, an American entrepreneur, who founded the Tommy John company in 2008.
- Kalen DeBoer, head football coach at University of Washington.