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Tea, South Dakota
City
Motto: "Tea...A Growing Tradition"
Location in Lincoln County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lincoln County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Lincoln
Founded 1894
Area
 • Total 1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)
 • Land 1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,490 ft (454 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,806
 • Estimate (2015) 4,839
 • Density 2,252.1/sq mi (869.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57064
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-63100
GNIS feature ID 1265702
Website City of Tea

Tea is a city in Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States and is a suburb of Sioux Falls. The population was 3,806 at the 2010 census.

Tea was laid out in 1894. The name "Tea" was selected on account of its brevity.

Geography

Tea is located at 43°26′53″N 96°50′15″W / 43.44806°N 96.8375°W / 43.44806; -96.8375 (43.448055, -96.837587).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 134
1920 165 23.1%
1930 148 −10.3%
1940 165 11.5%
1950 151 −8.5%
1960 188 24.5%
1970 302 60.6%
1980 729 141.4%
1990 786 7.8%
2000 1,742 121.6%
2010 3,806 118.5%
Est. 2015 4,839 27.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,806 people, 1,254 households, and 1,009 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,252.1 inhabitants per square mile (869.5/km2). There were 1,354 housing units at an average density of 801.2 per square mile (309.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 1,254 households of which 59.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.5% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.35.

The median age in the city was 27.7 years. 37.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 38.3% were from 25 to 44; 13.9% were from 45 to 64; and 3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,742 people, 590 households, and 489 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,877.8 people per square mile (1,102.6/km²). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 991.2 per square mile (379.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.67% White, 0.40% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 590 households out of which 55.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city, the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 40.8% from 25 to 44, 12.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $50,671, and the median income for a family was $52,297. Males had a median income of $32,734 versus $23,860 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,719. About 2.1% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Parks

Tea contains three recreational areas: Tea Athletic Complex, Howling Ridge Park, and Prairie Trails Park.

Annual events

Teapot Days is an annual community event held each June that lasts 3 days. The event features carnival rides, fireworks, food vendors, musical concerts, craft/art shows and a parade.


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