Cresbard, South Dakota

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Cresbard is a town in Faulk County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 143 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Cresbard is located at 45°10′14″N 98°56′53″W / 45.17056°N 98.94806°W / 45.17056; -98.94806 (45.170570, -98.947921)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Cresbard has been assigned the ZIP code 57435 and the FIPS place code 14580.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 143 people, 72 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 340.6 people per square mile (131.5/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 212.0/sq mi (81.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.60% White, 0.70% Asian, and 0.70% from two or more races.

There were 72 households out of which 13.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.47.

In the town the population was spread out with 12.6% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 37.8% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $44,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,241. There were none of the families and 3.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.2% of those over 64.

History

Cresbard celebrated its centennial in 2006. The town was founded in 1906 when the Minneapolis & St Louis Railway completed a line from Watertown, South Dakota, to LeBeau, South Dakota on the east bank of the Missouri River. It was incorporated in 1909. In its early years, it served as a grain and livestock center for the northern tier of Faulk County, South Dakota. Cresbard became a well known consolidated school district by the 1920s serving at least seven smaller communities in the surrounding area. The school's marching and concert band won national recognition in the 1950s and boys basketball and cross country teams won state titles.

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