Tolstoy, South Dakota

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Tolstoy is a town in Potter County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 64 at the 2000 census.

Tolstoy was founded in 1907 as a station stop on a branch line of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway built that year between Conde and LeBeau, South Dakota. Railway service to Tolstoy ended in 1940.


Tolstoy is located at 45°12′28″N 99°36′50″W / 45.20778°N 99.61389°W / 45.20778; -99.61389 (45.207684, -99.613783)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

Tolstoy has been assigned the ZIP code 57475 and the FIPS place code 63700.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 64 people, 29 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 357.3 people per square mile (137.3/km²). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 262.4/sq mi (100.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race accounted for 1.56% of the population.

There were 29 households out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, and 31.0% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 37.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $9,375 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,402. There were 11.8% of families and 19.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.



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