Florence, South Dakota

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Florence is a town in Codington County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 299 at the 2000 census.


Florence is located at 45°3′14″N 97°19′34″W / 45.05389°N 97.32611°W / 45.05389; -97.32611 (45.053952, -97.326023)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all land.

Florence has been assigned the ZIP code 57235 and the FIPS place code 21820.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 299 people, 108 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 453.3 people per square mile (174.9/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 169.8/sq mi (65.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.65% White, 0.33% African American, 1.67% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 2.01% from two or more races.

There were 108 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,972 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,003. About 2.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.0% of those sixty five or over.



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