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Roswell, South Dakota
Location in Miner County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Miner County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Miner
Incorporated 1883
Disincorporated 2012
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
1,401 ft (427 m)
 • Total 8
 • Density 10.6/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-56420
GNIS feature ID 1267056

Roswell is a CDP in Miner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 8 at the 2020 census. It disincorporated as a town in 2012.

Roswell was laid out in 1883, and named in honor of Roswell Miller, a railroad official.


Roswell is located at 44°0′24″N 97°41′45″W / 44.00667°N 97.69583°W / 44.00667; -97.69583 (44.006710, −97.695717).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 15 people, 9 households, and 4 families residing in the town. The population density was 10.6 inhabitants per square mile (4.1/km2). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 9 households, of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.6% were non-families. 55.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 33.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.67 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the town was 57.3 years. 13.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 33.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

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