Emery, South Dakota

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Emery is a city in Hanson County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Mitchell, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 439 at the 2000 census.



The city was named for S.M. Emery, a landowner.[4]

Notable people


Emery has a K-12 school (http://www.emery.k12.sd.us/). The current building was constructed in 1958, with additions in 1983 and 1999.

As with many small towns, high school athletics is a focus for the community. The boys basketball and football teams both have won state championships in their divisions. The football team (which plays in a Co-Op relationship with Ethan High School) won the 9AA State Championship in 2001,2003, and 2007. The football team also received the State Runner-up award in 1994 and 2009. The basketball team won in 1950 and 1973.

As of fall of 2010, the Emery school will be consolidated with Bridgewater. The Emery and Bridgewater basketball, volleyball, track and golf teams will continue their co-op which started in 2005. The current football co-op with Ethan, will continue, adding Bridgewater to the current co-op with Ethan.

Community Amenities

Emery also has a very large park, with a baseball park and a football field, not forgetting the large pool.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Emery has been assigned the ZIP code 57332 and the FIPS place code 19420.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 439 people, 195 households, and 123 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,255.4 people per square mile (484.3/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 583.4/sq mi (225.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 195 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.95.

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