Humboldt, South Dakota

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Humboldt, South Dakota
Humboldt, South Dakota 5.jpg
Motto(s): 
"Small Town With A Big Heart"
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.64500°N 97.07444°W / 43.64500; -97.07444Coordinates: 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.64500°N 97.07444°W / 43.64500; -97.07444
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyMinnehaha
Incorporated1891[1]
Area
 • Total0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
 • Land0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,703 ft (519 m)
Population
 • Total589
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
573
 • Density925.69/sq mi (357.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57035
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-30900
GNIS feature ID1255710[5]
Websitehumboldt.govoffice.com

Humboldt is a town in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 589 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The first settlement at Humboldt was made in 1877.[6] The town was named from its location in Humboldt Township.[7] A post office called Humboldt has been in operation since 1889.[8]

Geography[edit]

Humboldt is located at 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.64500°N 97.07444°W / 43.64500; -97.07444 (43.644933, -97.074320).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), of which, 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[10]

Humboldt has been assigned the ZIP code 57035 and the FIPS place code 30900.

Lost Lake lies 2 miles north of the town. Beaver Lake lies 1 mile east of town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920445
1930428−3.8%
1940417−2.6%
19504507.9%
1960446−0.9%
1970411−7.8%
198048718.5%
1990468−3.9%
200052111.3%
201058913.1%
Est. 2018573[4]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 589 people, 227 households, and 160 families living in the town. The population density was 950.0 inhabitants per square mile (366.8/km2). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 398.4 per square mile (153.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5%.[3]

Of the 227 households 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 22.9% of households were one person and 8.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the town was 33.3 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, there were 521 people, 200 households, and 148 families living in the town. The population density was 831.0 people per square mile (319.3/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 335.0 per square mile (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.74% White, 1.73% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

Of the 200 households 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 25.5% of households were one person and 15.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

The age distribution was 31.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% 65 or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median household income was $39,250 and the median family income was $45,000. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,455. About 5.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Karl Mundt, United States Congressman and Senator, was born in Humboldt and spent part of his childhood there.
  • Larry Pressler, United States Congressman and Senator, was born in Humboldt and attended elementary and high school.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  2. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 43.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 179.
  8. ^ "Minnehaha County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  12. ^ (Ret.), Senator Larry Pressler. "Biography – U.S. Senator Larry Pressler – 2016". www.larrypressler.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

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