Flandreau, South Dakota

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Flandreau (pronounced /ˈflændruː/, "FLAN'-droo"[4]) is a city in Moody County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,376 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Moody County[5]. It was named in honor of Charles Eugene Flandrau, a judge in the territory and state of Minnesota, who is credited with saving the community of New Ulm, Minnesota from destruction during conflict with the Sioux in 1862.



Flandreau is located at 44°2′52″N 96°35′47″W / 44.04778°N 96.59639°W / 44.04778; -96.59639 (44.047855, -96.596417)[6], along the Big Sioux River.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.79%) is water.

Flandreau has been assigned the ZIP code 57028 and the FIPS place code 21540.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,376 people, 986 households, and 605 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,370.9 people per square mile (530.3/km²). There were 1,090 housing units at an average density of 628.9/sq mi (243.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.62% White, 0.46% African American, 24.92% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

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