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New Witten, South Dakota
Location in Tripp County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Tripp County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°26′21″N 100°4′54″W / 43.43917°N 100.08167°W / 43.43917; -100.08167Coordinates: 43°26′21″N 100°4′54″W / 43.43917°N 100.08167°W / 43.43917; -100.08167
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Tripp
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 79
 • Estimate 
(2019)
77
 • Density 277.98/sq mi (107.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57584
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-45100

New Witten is a town in Tripp County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 79 at the 2010 census.

"New Witten" is the name used by the United States Census Bureau to describe this town. However, the United States Post Office maintains an associate office in the town, and uses the name "Witten".

Witten has the name of a government land official.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 211
1950 198 −6.2%
1960 146 −26.3%
1970 102 −30.1%
1980 134 31.4%
1990 87 −35.1%
2000 51 −41.4%
2010 79 54.9%
2019 (est.) 77 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 79 people, 35 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 282.1 inhabitants per square mile (108.9/km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 182.1 per square mile (70.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races.

There were 35 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 48.3 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

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