Burke, South Dakota

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Burke is a city in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 676 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gregory County[4].



Burke is located at 43°10′59″N 99°17′28″W / 43.18306°N 99.29111°W / 43.18306; -99.29111 (43.182992, -99.291065)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Burke has been assigned the ZIP code 57523 and the FIPS place code 08700.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 676 people, 327 households, and 177 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,210.1 people per square mile (466.1/km²). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 689.2/sq mi (265.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.49% White, 1.78% Native American, and 0.74% from two or more races.

There were 327 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.6% were non-families. 44.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 30.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,056, and the median income for a family was $32,333. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,210. About 7.2% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 22.5% of those age 65 or over.

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