South Shore, South Dakota

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South Shore is a town in Codington County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 270 at the 2000 census.


South Shore is located at 45°6′18″N 96°55′41″W / 45.105°N 96.92806°W / 45.105; -96.92806 (45.105087, -96.927985)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

South Shore has been assigned the ZIP code 57263 and the FIPS place code 59940.

The town takes its name from its location on Punished Woman's Lake.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 270 people, 116 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 193.4 people per square mile (74.5/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 93.9/sq mi (36.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.89% White and 1.11% Native American.

There were 116 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,250, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,341. About 5.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.



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