Herrick, South Dakota

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Herrick is a town in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 105 at the 2000 census.



Herrick is located at 43°6′55″N 99°11′26″W / 43.11528°N 99.19056°W / 43.11528; -99.19056 (43.115352, -99.190512)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Herrick has been assigned the ZIP code 57538 and the FIPS place code 28420.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 105 people, 42 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 204.3 people per square mile (79.5/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 101.2/sq mi (39.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.14% White, 0.95% African American, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.

There were 42 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,056, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,906. There were no families and 6.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


For years Herrick has been celebrating its annual Squeal Meal. This event is celebrated with activities like the annual hog calling contest, parade, dance, and a pork barbecue.[5]

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