Milbank, South Dakota

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Milbank is a city in Grant County, South Dakota, along the South Fork of the Whetstone River. The population was 3,640 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Grant County[4]. In 1925 The American Legion Department of South Dakota established a new program for high school aged youth that grew into a national program. Milbank is the birthplace of American Legion Baseball played in all fifty states by more than five thousand teams.



Milbank is located at 45°13′7″N 96°38′1″W / 45.21861°N 96.63361°W / 45.21861; -96.63361 (45.218583, -96.633721)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.56%) is water.

Milbank has been assigned the ZIP code range 57252-57253 and the FIPS place code 42260.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,640 people, 1,533 households, and 964 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,367.4 people per square mile (528.4/km²). There were 1,698 housing units at an average density of 637.9/sq mi (246.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.93% White, 0.03% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 1,533 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% 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 2.90.

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