Lake Andes, South Dakota

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Lake Andes is a city in Charles Mix County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 819 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Charles Mix County[4].



Lake Andes is located at 43°9′25″N 98°32′17″W / 43.15694°N 98.53806°W / 43.15694; -98.53806 (43.156825, -98.538053)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.41%) is water.

Lake Andes has been assigned the ZIP code 57356 and the FIPS place code 35100.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 819 people, 320 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,019.7 people per square mile (395.3/km²). There were 369 housing units at an average density of 459.4/sq mi (178.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.82% White, 0.37% African American, 42.61% Native American, 0.49% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 320 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

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