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Reliance, South Dakota
Location in Lyman County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lyman County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°52′43″N 99°36′4″W / 43.87861°N 99.60111°W / 43.87861; -99.60111Coordinates: 43°52′43″N 99°36′4″W / 43.87861°N 99.60111°W / 43.87861; -99.60111
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Lyman
Incorporated 1905
Area
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.96 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.81 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
1,791 ft (546 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 191
 • Estimate 
(2019)
212
 • Density 195.21/sq mi (75.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57569
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-54020
GNIS feature ID 1257350

Reliance is a town in Lyman County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 191 at the 2010 census.

Reliance was laid out in 1905.

Geography

Reliance is located at 43°52′43″N 99°36′4″W / 43.87861°N 99.60111°W / 43.87861; -99.60111 (43.878490, −99.601138).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), of which, 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

Reliance has been assigned the ZIP code 57569 and the FIPS place code 54020.

Medicine Butte is near Reliance. It rises about 200 feet above the prairie, and is sacred to the Brulé Sioux people, especially those who live on the nearby Lower Brule Indian Reservation.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 192
1920 317 65.1%
1930 287 −9.5%
1940 219 −23.7%
1950 215 −1.8%
1960 201 −6.5%
1970 204 1.5%
1980 190 −6.9%
1990 169 −11.1%
2000 206 21.9%
2010 191 −7.3%
2019 (est.) 212 11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 191 people, 73 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 175.2 inhabitants per square mile (67.6/km2). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 78.0 per square mile (30.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.0% White, 0.5% African American, 17.8% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 73 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 40.1 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

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