Beresford, South Dakota

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Beresford is a city in Lincoln and Union counties in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The southern two-thirds is part of the Sioux City, IANE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the northern one-third is part of the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,006 as of the 2000 census. The Beresford Republic is the weekly newspaper.



Before the city was incorporated, the town was known as Paris, Dakota Territory. The city was renamed after Lord Charles Beresford and was formally incorporated on July 12, 1884.


Beresford is located at 43°4′51″N 96°46′34″W / 43.08083°N 96.77611°W / 43.08083; -96.77611 (43.080859, -96.776148)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all land.

Beresford is located on the border between Lincoln and Union counties; the border between the counties is located along Beresford's Cedar Street. Approximately two-thirds of Beresford's area (including its city hall building) is located in Union County.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,006 people, 852 households, and 535 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,130.1 people per square mile (435.1/km²). There were 919 housing units at an average density of 517.7/sq mi (199.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.90% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

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