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Kennebec, South Dakota

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Kennebec, South Dakota
Location in Lyman County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lyman County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°54′15″N 99°51′46″W / 43.90417°N 99.86278°W / 43.90417; -99.86278
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyLyman
Incorporated1909[1]
Area
 • Total0.85 sq mi (2.21 km2)
 • Land0.85 sq mi (2.21 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,686 ft (514 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total281
 • Density289.57/sq mi (111.79/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57544
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-33580[3]
GNIS feature ID1265266[4]

Kennebec is a town in and county seat of Lyman County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 281 at the 2020 census.[5]

History

Kennebec was laid out in 1905.[6] Kennebec has served as county seat of Lyman County since 1922. The courthouse dates from 1925.[7]

Transportation

The highways that run in or near Kennebec are east-west Interstate 90 (I‑90) and South Dakota Highway 273 (SD 273), which is a north-south highway.

The one main transportation for Kennebec is by road (I‑90 and SD 273), as there is no airport, municipal or commercial. There is also no trains for passengers.

Geography

Kennebec is located at 43°54′15″N 99°51′46″W / 43.90417°N 99.86278°W / 43.90417; -99.86278 (43.904284, -99.862801).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all land.[9]

Kennebec has been assigned the ZIP code 57544 and the FIPS place code 33580. Kennebec is located in section of agricultural use area in Kennebec Township. Medicine Creek is about one eighth of a mile south of Kennebec. Kennebec is located about 25 miles (40 km) west-northwest of Chamberlain, 42 miles (68 km) east of Murdo, 89 miles (143 km) west of Mitchell, and 180 miles (290 km) east of Rapid City.

Climate

Climate data for Kennebec, 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) 70
(21)
76
(24)
91
(33)
99
(37)
108
(42)
112
(44)
119
(48)
114
(46)
110
(43)
101
(38)
89
(32)
74
(23)
119
(48)
Average high °F (°C) 31.6
(−0.2)
36.4
(2.4)
49.0
(9.4)
61.6
(16.4)
72.4
(22.4)
82.4
(28.0)
89.7
(32.1)
87.8
(31.0)
80.3
(26.8)
63.8
(17.7)
47.1
(8.4)
34.3
(1.3)
61.4
(16.3)
Daily mean °F (°C) 20.4
(−6.4)
24.6
(−4.1)
35.9
(2.2)
47.3
(8.5)
58.6
(14.8)
69.0
(20.6)
75.6
(24.2)
73.5
(23.1)
64.9
(18.3)
49.7
(9.8)
34.7
(1.5)
23.4
(−4.8)
48.1
(8.9)
Average low °F (°C) 9.2
(−12.7)
12.7
(−10.7)
22.7
(−5.2)
32.9
(0.5)
44.9
(7.2)
55.6
(13.1)
61.4
(16.3)
59.2
(15.1)
49.5
(9.7)
35.6
(2.0)
22.3
(−5.4)
12.5
(−10.8)
34.9
(1.6)
Record low °F (°C) −42
(−41)
−45
(−43)
−28
(−33)
−7
(−22)
11
(−12)
28
(−2)
35
(2)
32
(0)
11
(−12)
−19
(−28)
−23
(−31)
−35
(−37)
−45
(−43)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.45
(11)
0.59
(15)
0.96
(24)
2.34
(59)
3.29
(84)
3.48
(88)
2.84
(72)
2.31
(59)
1.72
(44)
1.63
(41)
0.71
(18)
0.47
(12)
20.79
(528)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.5
(14)
7.6
(19)
5.5
(14)
6.2
(16)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.6
(4.1)
6.0
(15)
7.2
(18)
39.6
(101)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 4.3 4.9 5.0 8.7 9.8 10.0 8.0 7.2 6.3 6.6 4.5 4.5 79.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 3.1 4.0 2.6 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.4 3.7 18.0
Source: NOAA[10][11]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910252
192034135.3%
19303492.3%
194039011.7%
1950374−4.1%
1960372−0.5%
19703720.0%
1980334−10.2%
1990284−15.0%
20002860.7%
2010240−16.1%
202028117.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census

As of the census[13] of 2010, there were 240 people, 112 households, and 69 families residing in the town. The population density was 282.4 inhabitants per square mile (109.0/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 171.8 per square mile (66.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.0% White, 6.7% Native American, and 3.3% from two or more races.

There were 112 households, of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the town was 45.6 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 286 people, 120 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 336.9 people per square mile (129.9/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 179.1 per square mile (69.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.46% White, 6.64% Native American, 1.05% Asian, and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 120 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $26,161 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,815. About 3.9% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.2% of those 65 or over.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-10. 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 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kennebec, South Dakota
  5. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau: Kennebec town, South Dakota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 45.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 990. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  10. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  11. ^ "Station: Kennebec, SD". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.

External links

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