Wall, South Dakota

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Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 818 at the 2000 census. The town is most famous for the Wall Drug Store, which opened as a small pharmacy in 1931 during the Depression, but eventually developed into a large roadside tourist attraction.

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Geography

Wall is located at 43°59′30″N 102°14′27″W / 43.99167°N 102.24083°W / 43.99167; -102.24083 (43.991559, -102.240956)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.

Wall has been assigned the ZIP code 57790 and the FIPS place code 68380.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 818 people, 349 households, and 212 families residing in Wall. The population density was 404.2 people per square mile (156.4/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 216.4/sq mi (83.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.44% White, 0.24% African American, 6.11% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.49% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 349 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.03.

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