Lane, South Dakota

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Lane is a town in Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 59 at the 2000 census.



Lane is located at 44°4′9″N 98°25′33″W / 44.06917°N 98.42583°W / 44.06917; -98.42583 (44.069148, -98.425917)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Lane has been assigned the ZIP code 57358 and the FIPS place code 35780.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 59 people, 30 households, and 18 families residing in the town. The population density was 126.3 people per square mile (48.5/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 72.8/sq mi (27.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.61% White, and 3.39% from two or more races.

There were 30 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.42.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,464, and the median income for a family was $18,750. Males had a median income of $16,667 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,750. There were 8.3% of families and 5.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


The area is served by the True Dakotan weekly newspaper.[5]


Wessington Springs

Alpena | Lane

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