Wood, South Dakota

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Wood is a town in Mellette County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 66 at the 2000 census.



Wood is located at 43°29′55″N 100°28′48″W / 43.49861°N 100.48°W / 43.49861; -100.48 (43.498689, -100.480085)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Wood has been assigned the ZIP code 57585 and the FIPS place code 72620.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 66 people, 30 households, and 18 families residing in the town. The population density was 274.6 people per square mile (106.2/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 158.1/sq mi (61.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.18% White, 28.79% Native American, and 3.03% from two or more races.

There were 30 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 1.5% from 18 to 24, 37.9% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,070. There were 16.7% of families and 23.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 23.8% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

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