Clark, South Dakota

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Clark is a city in Clark County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clark County[4].

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Geography

Clark is located at 44°52′46″N 97°44′3″W / 44.87944°N 97.73417°W / 44.87944; -97.73417 (44.879459, -97.734182)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Clark has been assigned the ZIP code 57225 and the FIPS place code 12180.

Dakota Style potato chips are produced on a farm near Clark.

History

South Dakota's oldest hardware store, Dekker Hardware (formally known as Desnoyers hardware until June 2010) is located on Commercial Street in Clark. The business was founded in 1894 by Henri Desnoyers. It is also Clark's oldest business.[citation needed]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,285 people, 558 households, and 334 families residing in the city. The population density was 979.3 people per square mile (378.7/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 481.6/sq mi (186.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.68% White, 0.23% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 558 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.90.

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