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New Effington, South Dakota
Location in Roberts County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Roberts County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°51′22″N 96°55′9″W / 45.85611°N 96.91917°W / 45.85611; -96.91917Coordinates: 45°51′22″N 96°55′9″W / 45.85611°N 96.91917°W / 45.85611; -96.91917
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Roberts
Incorporated 1914
Area
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 256
 • Estimate 
(2019)
249
 • Density 954.02/sq mi (368.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57255
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-44820
GNIS feature ID 1260945

New Effington is a town in Roberts County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 256 at the 2010 census.

New Effington was laid out in 1913, after a proposed railroad further away from the original city Effington spurred the need to move the town. Needing a new name they simply added "New", the original being a reference to one of the first women (named Ellie) to get a homestead in the original town.

Geography

New Effington is located at 45°51′22″N 96°55′9″W / 45.85611°N 96.91917°W / 45.85611; -96.91917 (45.856135, -96.919074).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), of which, 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

New Effington has been assigned the ZIP code 57255 and the FIPS place code 44860.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 305
1930 337 10.5%
1940 344 2.1%
1950 367 6.7%
1960 280 −23.7%
1970 258 −7.9%
1980 261 1.2%
1990 219 −16.1%
2000 233 6.4%
2010 256 9.9%
2019 (est.) 249 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 256 people, 107 households, and 65 families residing in the town. The population density was 984.6 inhabitants per square mile (380.2/km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 465.4 per square mile (179.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 57.8% White, 0.4% African American, 36.3% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 107 households, of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the town was 39 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 20.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

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