Viborg, South Dakota

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Viborg (pronounced VY'-burg[4]) is a city in Turner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 832 at the 2000 census.

The city is most likely named after the Danish city of Viborg, as the US city was founded by Danish-Americans and the only alternative is the former Finnish city Viborg. After WWII it became Russian and spelled Vyborg.



Viborg is located at 43°10′22″N 97°4′51″W / 43.17278°N 97.08083°W / 43.17278; -97.08083 (43.172664, -97.080757)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Viborg has been assigned the ZIP code 57070 and the FIPS place code 67020.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 832 people, 366 households, and 211 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,147.1 people per square mile (823.7/km²). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 1,040.0/sq mi (399.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.40% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 366 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 34.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,231, and the median income for a family was $39,327. Males had a median income of $27,337 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,738. About 5.2% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

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