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Stratford, South Dakota
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brown
Incorporated 1919
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,302 ft (397 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 57
 • Density 296.00/sq mi (114.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57474
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-62020
GNIS feature ID 1258395

Stratford is a town in southern Brown County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 57 at the 2020 census.

Stratford had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

Stratford is located at 45°19′5″N 98°18′15″W / 45.31806°N 98.30417°W / 45.31806; -98.30417 (45.318087, -98.304194).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all land.

Stratford has been assigned the ZIP code 57474 and the FIPS place code 62020.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 297
1930 262 −11.8%
1940 205 −21.8%
1950 164 −20.0%
1960 109 −33.5%
1970 106 −2.8%
1980 82 −22.6%
1990 85 3.7%
2000 96 12.9%
2010 72 −25.0%
2020 57 −20.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2017 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 72 people, 30 households, and 20 families living in the town. The population density was 288.0 inhabitants per square mile (111.2/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 164.0 per square mile (63.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White and 4.2% Native American.

There were 30 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the town was 38.5 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

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