Valley Springs, South Dakota

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Valley Springs is a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 792 at the 2000 census. Valley Springs was founded on November 13, 1872 and incorporated on February 22, 1879.



Valley Springs is located at 43°35′1″N 96°27′52″W / 43.58361°N 96.46444°W / 43.58361; -96.46444 (43.583671, −96.464328)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

Valley Springs has been assigned the ZIP code 57068 and the FIPS place code 66260.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 792 people, 292 households, and 212 families residing in the city. The population density was 975.8 people per square mile (377.5/km²). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 368.4/sq mi (142.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 292 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,089, and the median income for a family was $49,167. Males had a median income of $28,839 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,507. About 4.3% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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