Castlewood, South Dakota

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Castlewood is a city in Hamlin County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 666 at the 2000 census.



Castlewood is located at 44°43′24″N 97°1′46″W / 44.72333°N 97.02944°W / 44.72333; -97.02944 (44.723262, -97.029505)[3], along the Big Sioux River.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Castlewood has been assigned the ZIP code 57223 and the FIPS place code 10500.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 666 people, 253 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 585.9 people per square mile (225.6/km²). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 233.1/sq mi (89.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.95% White, 0.45% Native American, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population. 38.1% were of German, 18.4% Norwegian, 9.9% Dutch, 6.8% American, 6.4% Irish and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 253 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

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