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Faulkton, South Dakota

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Faulkton, South Dakota
Motto(s): 
"The Carousel City"[1]
Location in Faulk County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Faulk County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°2′0″N 99°7′41″W / 45.03333°N 99.12806°W / 45.03333; -99.12806
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyFaulk
Platted1886[2]
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,581 ft (482 m)
Population
 • Total736
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
709
 • Density699.90/sq mi (270.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57438
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-21260[6]
GNIS feature ID1255021[7]
Websitewww.faulktoncity.org

Faulkton is a city in and county seat of Faulk County, South Dakota, United States.[8][9] The population was 736 at the 2010 census. The city's nickname is "The Carousel City".[10]

History

Faulkton was platted in 1886.[11] It was named for Andrew Jackson Faulk, the third Governor of Dakota Territory.[9][12] The city was incorporated in 1886.[2]

Geography

Faulkton is located at 45°2′0″N 99°7′41″W / 45.03333°N 99.12806°W / 45.03333; -99.12806 (45.033209, -99.128067).[13]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all land.[14]

Climate

Climate data for Faulkton 1 NW, South Dakota (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1893−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 66
(19)
71
(22)
86
(30)
98
(37)
109
(43)
111
(44)
114
(46)
113
(45)
106
(41)
96
(36)
82
(28)
68
(20)
114
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 24.0
(−4.4)
28.7
(−1.8)
41.1
(5.1)
56.1
(13.4)
68.3
(20.2)
78.5
(25.8)
84.5
(29.2)
83.1
(28.4)
74.4
(23.6)
58.7
(14.8)
42.3
(5.7)
28.8
(−1.8)
55.7
(13.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 14.2
(−9.9)
18.4
(−7.6)
30.1
(−1.1)
43.6
(6.4)
56.0
(13.3)
66.2
(19.0)
71.6
(22.0)
69.8
(21.0)
60.8
(16.0)
46.3
(7.9)
31.5
(−0.3)
19.4
(−7.0)
44.0
(6.7)
Average low °F (°C) 4.4
(−15.3)
8.0
(−13.3)
19.2
(−7.1)
31.1
(−0.5)
43.6
(6.4)
54.1
(12.3)
58.6
(14.8)
56.6
(13.7)
47.3
(8.5)
33.9
(1.1)
20.6
(−6.3)
10.0
(−12.2)
32.3
(0.2)
Record low °F (°C) −41
(−41)
−39
(−39)
−28
(−33)
−7
(−22)
14
(−10)
29
(−2)
35
(2)
33
(1)
15
(−9)
−8
(−22)
−25
(−32)
−35
(−37)
−41
(−41)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.67
(17)
0.80
(20)
1.02
(26)
2.02
(51)
3.24
(82)
3.59
(91)
2.74
(70)
2.67
(68)
2.04
(52)
1.86
(47)
0.78
(20)
0.57
(14)
22.00
(559)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 7.6
(19)
9.3
(24)
6.8
(17)
7.1
(18)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.9
(2.3)
3.4
(8.6)
8.6
(22)
43.7
(111)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 5.5 5.3 5.3 7.9 11.0 11.7 8.8 8.3 7.6 7.0 4.6 4.9 87.9
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 4.0 3.5 2.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.1 3.3 17.1
Source: NOAA[15][16]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890462
190053916.7%
191080248.8%
1920709−11.6%
19307394.2%
19407471.1%
195083712.0%
19601,05125.6%
1970955−9.1%
19809812.7%
1990809−17.5%
2000785−3.0%
2010736−6.2%
2019 (est.)709[5]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[17]

2010 census

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 736 people, 355 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 728.7 inhabitants per square mile (281.4/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 413.9 per square mile (159.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 355 households, of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.7% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 29% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 53.4 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 34.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.8% male and 56.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 785 people, 369 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 749.4 people per square mile (288.7/km2). There were 413 housing units at an average density of 394.3 per square mile (151.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.62% White, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.

There were 369 households, out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 42.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 26.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 18.9% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 35.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,853, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $27,344 versus $16,538 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,504. About 2.4% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Faulkton American Legion Hall, a building on the NRHP, September 2015
Faulkton American Legion Hall, a building on the NRHP, September 2015

See also

References

  1. ^ "Faulkton South Dakota". Faulkton South Dakota. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Faulkton
  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. ^ a b "Profile for Faulkton, South Dakota, SD". ePodunk. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  10. ^ [South Dakota Office of Tourism http://www.travelsd.com]
  11. ^ 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. 70.
  12. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 124.
  13. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  14. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  15. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  16. ^ "Station: Faulkton 1 NW, SD". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  17. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  18. ^ "BOTTUM, Joseph H., (1903 - 1984)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  19. ^ "PICKLER, John Alfred, (1844 - 1910)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  20. ^ "Les Goodman". South Dakota Governor Frank M. Byrne. Retrieved October 3, 2012.

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