McLaughlin, South Dakota

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McLaughlin is a city in Corson County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 775 at the 2000 census. It is the largest city on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.



The town is named after US Indian Service Agent James McLaughlin who is buried there.


McLaughlin is located at 45°48′47″N 100°48′41″W / 45.81306°N 100.81139°W / 45.81306; -100.81139 (45.813029, -100.811447)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

McLaughlin has been assigned the ZIP code 57642 and the FIPS place code 40020.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 775 people, 268 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,835.1 people per square mile (712.5/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 689.1/sq mi (267.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 41.29% White, 0.13% African American, 55.74% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.77% of the population.

There were 268 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,682. About 15.8% of families and 25.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 30.0% of those age 65 or over.

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