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Murdo, South Dakota
Commercial district in Murdo, looking north from the I-90/US 83 interchange, August 2008
|• Total||0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)|
|• Land||0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,313 ft (705 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||695.24/sq mi (268.56/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1256622|
Murdo was founded about 1907 on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. The town was named in honor of Murdo MacKenzie.
Murdo is located at(43.888173, -100.711109).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 488 people, 237 households, and 128 families living in the city. The population density was 774.6 inhabitants per square mile (299.1/km2). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 461.9 per square mile (178.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 0.2% African American, 3.5% Native American, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 237 households, of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.0% were non-families. 43.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
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