Timber Lake, South Dakota

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Timber Lake is a city in Dewey County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 443 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dewey County[4].


Timber Lake is located at 45°25′43″N 101°4′29″W / 45.42861°N 101.07472°W / 45.42861; -101.07472 (45.428682, -101.074606)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Timber Lake has been assigned the ZIP code 57656 and the FIPS place code 63629.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 443 people, 183 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,086.8 people per square mile (417.2/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 507.8/sq mi (194.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.72% White, 36.34% Native American, 1.13% Asian, and 1.81% from two or more races.

There were 183 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% 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 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $28,000. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,047. About 20.8% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.


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