St. Francis, South Dakota

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St. Francis is a town on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Todd County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 675 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km2), all of it land.

Saint Francis has been assigned the ZIP code 57572 and the FIPS place code 57140.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 675 people, 183 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,860.9 people per square mile (723.9/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 562.4/sq mi (218.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 3.26% White, 96.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 19.1% were married couples living together, 34.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 4.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 42.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $20,000. Males had a median income of $18,333 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,026. About 48.6% of families and 57.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 69.8% of those under age 18 and 35.8% of those age 65 or over.


Saint Francis has a representative from its district on the Rosebud Tribal Council. Rodney Bordeaux is the current Tribal Council President(2009).



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