Volga, South Dakota

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Volga is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 1,435 at the 2000 census.



Volga is located at 44°19′19″N 96°55′28″W / 44.32194°N 96.92444°W / 44.32194; -96.92444 (44.321994, -96.924565)[4].

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

Volga has been assigned the ZIP code 57071 and the FIPS place code 67700.


Volga was founded by the Western Town Lot Company on December 27, 1879 by Col. Arthur Jacoby. It was originally named "Bandy Town" after the Bandy family, early settlers there. Later, the railroad assigned it the name "Volga" not after the Volga River, as some believe, but after the Iowa town of the same name.[5]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,435 people, 571 households, and 413 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,862.1 people per square mile (719.6/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 773.4/sq mi (298.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.75% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 571 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.7% 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 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

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