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Murdo, South Dakota
Commercial district in Murdo, looking north from the I-90/US 83 interchange, August 2008
Commercial district in Murdo, looking north from the I-90/US 83 interchange, August 2008
Location in Jones County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Jones County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°53′17″N 100°42′40″W / 43.88806°N 100.71111°W / 43.88806; -100.71111Coordinates: 43°53′17″N 100°42′40″W / 43.88806°N 100.71111°W / 43.88806; -100.71111
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Jones
Incorporated 1908
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 488
 • Estimate 
(2019)
438
 • Density 695.24/sq mi (268.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57559
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-44260
GNIS feature ID 1256622

Murdo is a city in and county seat of Jones County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 488 at the 2010 census

History

Murdo was founded about 1907 on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. The town was named in honor of Murdo MacKenzie.

Geography

Murdo is located at 43°53′17″N 100°42′40″W / 43.88806°N 100.71111°W / 43.88806; -100.71111 (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.

Murdo has been assigned the ZIP code 57559 and the FIPS place code 44260.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 372
1920 500 34.4%
1930 619 23.8%
1940 680 9.9%
1950 739 8.7%
1960 783 6.0%
1970 865 10.5%
1980 723 −16.4%
1990 679 −6.1%
2000 612 −9.9%
2010 488 −20.3%
2019 (est.) 438 −10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 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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