Kimball, South Dakota

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Kimball is a town in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 745 at the 2000 census.



Kimball was first known as Stake 48 on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad line going west out of Mitchell, South Dakota. In 1880, the first homestead claims were made in the vicinity of Stake 48. Kimball was organized as a village in the spring of 1883.[4] It was named for J.W. Kimball, a surveyor.[5]


Kimball is located at 43°44′50″N 98°57′27″W / 43.74722°N 98.9575°W / 43.74722; -98.9575 (43.747136, -98.957491)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.

Kimball has been assigned the ZIP code 57355 and the FIPS place code 33980.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 745 people, 314 households, and 194 families residing in the city. The population density was 240.7 people per square mile (92.8/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 113.4/sq mi (43.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.54% Native American, and 0.13% from two or more races.

There were 314 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

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