Frederick, South Dakota

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Frederick is a town in Brown County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 255 at the 2000 census. Home to the annual Frederick Finn Fest, the town is part of the Aberdeen Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Frederick was a railway town platted and sold to pioneers by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, which completed track into it on September 12, 1881. Its grid of blocks was aligned by compass, with numbered avenues running north-south, and numbered streets running east-west. Main Street and Railway Avenue intersect at the grid's core. Incorporated on June 21, 1882, Frederick was named after the railroad's Finnish immigration agent and sales clerk—Kustaa "Frederick" Bergstadius.


Frederick is located at 45°49′58″N 98°30′25″W / 45.83278°N 98.50694°W / 45.83278; -98.50694 (45.832812, -98.507026)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land. Frederick is drained by the Maple River.

The town is connected by US 281.svg U.S. Route 281.

Frederick has been assigned the ZIP code 57441 and the FIPS place code 22860.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 255 people, 119 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 699.7 people per square mile (273.5/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 384.2/sq mi (150.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.65% White, 1.18% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population. 45.2% were of German, 22.6% Norwegian and 7.5% Finnish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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