Gettysburg, South Dakota

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Gettysburg is a city in Potter County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,352 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Potter County[4]. Gettysburg area historical tornado activity is 42 percent less than the overall U.S. average.

The most successful American horse trainer, Steve Asmussen of Laredo, Texas, was born in Gettysburg in 1965.



Gettysburg is located at 45°00′43″N 99°57′19″W / 45.011819°N 99.955386°W / 45.011819; -99.955386.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.

Gettysburg has been assigned the ZIP code 57442 and the FIPS place code 24260.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,352 people, 588 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 725.1 people per square mile (280.7/km2). There were 683 housing units at an average density of 366.3/sq mi (141.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.93% White, 1.26% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 588 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.

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