Badger, South Dakota

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Badger is a town in Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 144 at the 2000 census.


Badger is located at 44°29′8″N 97°12′27″W / 44.48556°N 97.2075°W / 44.48556; -97.2075 (44.485685, -97.207380)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Badger has been assigned the ZIP code 57214, and the FIPS place code 03060.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 144 people, 62 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 135.3 people per square mile (52.5/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 62.0/sq mi (24.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.31% White and 0.69% Asian.

There were 62 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,278, and the median income for a family was $32,361. Males had a median income of $25,500 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,508. There were none of the families and 3.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.


Arlington‡ | De Smet | Iroquois‡ | Lake Preston | Oldham

Badger | Bancroft | Erwin | Hetland

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