Onaka, South Dakota

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Onaka is a town in Faulk County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 30 at the 2000 census.

Onaka was founded in 1907 as a station stop on a branch line of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway built that year between Conde and LeBeau, South Dakota. Railway service to Onaka ended in 1940.


Onaka is located at 45°11′33″N 99°28′1″W / 45.1925°N 99.46694°W / 45.1925; -99.46694 (45.192560, -99.466932)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Onaka has been assigned the ZIP code 57466 and the FIPS place code 46980.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 30 people, 18 households, and 10 families residing in the town. The population density was 110.1 people per square mile (42.9/km²). There were 25 housing units at an average density of 91.7/sq mi (35.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 18 households out of which 5.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.67 and the average family size was 2.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 3.3% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 25 to 44, 46.7% from 45 to 64, and 36.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 66.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,559. There were no families and 6.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.



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