Britton, South Dakota

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Britton is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, South Dakota, United States.[4] The population was 1,328 at the 2000 census.

A weekly newspaper, the Britton Journal, is published in Britton.



Britton is located at 45°47′34″N 97°45′10″W / 45.79278°N 97.75278°W / 45.79278; -97.75278 (45.792817, -97.752912)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Britton has been assigned the ZIP code 57430 and the FIPS place code 07380.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,328 people, 580 households, and 346 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,893.5 people per square mile (732.5/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 951.0/sq mi (367.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.82% White, 1.13% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 580 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

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