Bison, South Dakota

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Bison is a town in and the county seat of Perkins County, South Dakota, United States.[3] The population was 373 at the 2000 census.


Bison is located at 45°31′26″N 102°27′53″W / 45.52389°N 102.46472°W / 45.52389; -102.46472 (45.523911, -102.464634)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Bison has been assigned the ZIP code 57620, and the FIPS place code 05620.


At the 2000 census[1], there were 373 people, 177 households and 109 families residing in the town. The population density was 372.5 per square mile (144.0/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 226.7/sq mi (87.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.73% White and 0.27% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 177 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% 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 2.78.

Age distribution was 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median household income was $30,000, and the median family income was $41,250. Males had a median income of $28,594 versus $17,386 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,856. About 4.5% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.




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