Pukwana, South Dakota

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Pukwana is a town in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 287 at the 2000 census.



Pukwana is located at 43°46′44″N 99°10′58″W / 43.77889°N 99.18278°W / 43.77889; -99.18278 (43.778940, -99.182743)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Pukwana has been assigned the ZIP code 57370 and the FIPS place code 52220.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 287 people, 116 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 369.6 people per square mile (142.1/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 168.7/sq mi (64.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.21% White, 2.44% Native American, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 116 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $15,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,978. About 5.6% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.4% of those sixty five or over.


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