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Miller, South Dakota

City of Miller, South Dakota
City
Location in Hand County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Hand County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Hand
Incorporated 1905[1]
Government
 • Mayor Tom McGough (D)
Area[2]
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,578 ft (481 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,489
 • Estimate (2013[4]) 1,461
 • Density 1,519.4/sq mi (586.6/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Zip Code 57362
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-42460
GNIS feature ID 1256470[5]
Website http://www.millersd.org/

Miller is a city in Hand County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,489 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hand County.[6]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable people 4
  • Popular culture 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

A post office called Miller has been in operation since 1881.[7] The city was named for its founder, Henry Miller.[8]

Geography

1892 map of Hand County showing Miller and surrounging villages.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.[2]

Miller has been assigned the ZIP code 57362.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,489 people, 724 households, and 396 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,519.4 inhabitants per square mile (586.6/km2). There were 839 housing units at an average density of 856.1 per square mile (330.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 724 households of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 51.2 years. 18.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 33.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,530 people, 720 households, and 406 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,614.1 people per square mile (621.8/km²). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 891.4 per square mile (343.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 720 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $28,929, and the median income for a family was $39,293. Males had a median income of $25,962 versus $17,216 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,401. About 4.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Popular culture

Miller was the focal point of a 2002 episode of “This American Life” discussing a racial incident that occurred in the town.[11]

References

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Hand County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 102. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^  
  11. ^ http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/219/High-Speed-Chase

External links

  • Miller, South Dakota
  • Miller, South Dakota
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