Whitewood, South Dakota

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Whitewood is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 844 at the 2000 census.



Whitewood is located at 44°27′41″N 103°38′21″W / 44.46139°N 103.63917°W / 44.46139; -103.63917 (44.461314, -103.639136)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Whitewood has been assigned the ZIP code 57793 and the FIPS place code 71580.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 844 people, 330 households, and 224 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,303.6 people per square mile (501.3/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 549.9/sq mi (211.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.62% White, 2.61% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,297, and the median income for a family was $30,859. Males had a median income of $25,347 versus $16,597 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,247. About 15.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

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