Jefferson, South Dakota

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Jefferson is a city in Union County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IANE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 586 at the 2000 census. Jefferson was founded in 1859. Every year the citizens of Jefferson and surrounding area celebrate the founding of Jefferson during the Days of '59 celebration, a weekend-long festival that includes softball, basketball, horseshoes, and a poker tournament, as well as a car show and parade. Famous citizens include college football players, Troy Turkleson and Cody Whitlock, and Curt "Truhe Train" Truhe.

Geography

Jefferson is located at 42°36′16″N 96°33′46″W / 42.60444°N 96.56278°W / 42.60444; -96.56278 (42.604514, -96.562823)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Jefferson has been assigned the ZIP code 57038 and the FIPS place code 32700.

The closest bodies of water are Horseshoe Lake, a small oxbow lake formed from the nearby river; McCook Lake, the Big Sioux River, and the Missouri River.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 586 people, 228 households, and 160 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,028.2 people per square mile (780.2/km²). There were 240 housing units at an average density of 830.7/sq mi (319.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.59% White, 0.85% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

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