Hecla, South Dakota

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Hecla is a city in Brown County, South Dakota, United States, located only a few miles south of the North Dakota border. The main road running through it is route 37. The population was 314 at the 2000 census.


Hecla is located at 45°52′55″N 98°9′7″W / 45.88194°N 98.15194°W / 45.88194; -98.15194 (45.882018, -98.151810)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Hecla has been assigned the ZIP code 57446 and the FIPS place code 27980.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 314 people, 147 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 923.2 people per square mile (356.6/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 499.8/sq mi (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.04% White, 0.32% Native American, and 0.64% from two or more races.

There were 147 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,375, and the median income for a family was $42,656. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,775. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


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