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Hayti, South Dakota

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Hayti, South Dakota
The Hamlin County Courthouse in Hayti in 1974
The Hamlin County Courthouse in Hayti in 1974
Location in Hamlin County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Hamlin County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°39′27″N 97°12′16″W / 44.65750°N 97.20444°W / 44.65750; -97.20444
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
 • Total0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,696 ft (517 m)
 • Total381
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,239.48/sq mi (478.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-27820[5]
GNIS feature ID1255489[6]

Hayti (pronounced "HAY-tie"[7]) is a town in and county seat of Hamlin County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 381 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is the county seat of Hamlin County.[8]

According to tradition, the name is derived from the practice of tying bundles of hay to be burned on the prairie, hence the name Hay-tie.[9]


Hayti was platted in 1907 when the South Dakota Central Railway was built through the area. The town won an election to become the county seat in 1910, taking the title from Castlewood; however, Castlewood sued to keep the county seat and won the case. In 1914, a second election gave Hayti the county seat for good.[10]


Hayti is located at 44°39′27″N 97°12′16″W / 44.65750°N 97.20444°W / 44.65750; -97.20444 (44.657591, -97.204391).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all land.[12]

Hayti has been assigned the ZIP code 57241 and the FIPS place code 27820.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)383[4]0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 381 people, 152 households, and 102 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,229.0 inhabitants per square mile (474.5/km2). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 558.1 per square mile (215.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.3% White, 0.8% Native American, and 2.9% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 152 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 32.9 years. 32% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 367 people, 157 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,300.6 people per square mile (506.1/km2). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 606.0 per square mile (235.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.64% White, 0.82% Native American, and 0.54% from two or more races. 43.3% were of Norwegian, 25.5% German and 13.8% Finnish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 157 households, out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,688, and the median income for a family was $43,958. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,169. About 1.9% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 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. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hayti
  7. ^ "Broadcast Pronunciation Guide and South Dakota Pronunciations". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 40.
  10. ^ Saxman, Michelle C. (June 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Hamlin County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved September 22, 2015. Accompanied by photos.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "2017 Goldwater Scholars". Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Retrieved 2017-12-01.

External links

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