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Whitewood, South Dakota
Railroad in Whitewood
Railroad in Whitewood
Location in Lawrence County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lawrence County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Lawrence
Incorporated 1888
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,655 ft (1,114 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 927
 • Estimate 
(2019)
979
 • Density 1,536.89/sq mi (593.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
57793
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-71580
GNIS feature ID 1262710

Whitewood is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 927 at the 2010 census.

History

Whitewood was platted in 1888 when the Chicago and North Western Railway was extended to that point. It took its name from nearby Whitewood Creek.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.

Whitewood has been assigned the ZIP code 57793 and the FIPS place code 71580.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 443
1900 311 −29.8%
1910 390 25.4%
1920 339 −13.1%
1930 392 15.6%
1940 267 −31.9%
1950 304 13.9%
1960 470 54.6%
1970 689 46.6%
1980 821 19.2%
1990 891 8.5%
2000 844 −5.3%
2010 927 9.8%
2019 (est.) 979 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 927 people, 374 households, and 232 families living in the city. The population density was 1,448.4 inhabitants per square mile (559.2/km2). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 612.5 per square mile (236.5/km2). The racial makup of the city was 91.9% White, 0.8% African American, 3.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5%.

Of the 374 households 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 30.7% of households were one person and 12.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age was 38.8 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

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