Orient, South Dakota

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Orient is a town in Faulk County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 57 at the 2000 census.


Orient is located at 44°54′7″N 99°5′19″W / 44.90194°N 99.08861°W / 44.90194; -99.08861 (44.901922, -99.088595)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Orient has been assigned the ZIP code 57467 and the FIPS place code 47460.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 57 people, 25 households, and 14 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.2 people per square mile (71.0/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 122.1/sq mi (47.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 25 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, and 44.0% were non-families. 44.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $0 versus $6,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,849. There were 30.8% of families and 54.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.



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