Bison, South Dakota

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Bison, South Dakota

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Bison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 106 miles N of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 419 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Perkins
Standard Zip Codes 57620
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.52
Longitude -102.46

Bison Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BISON
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 28 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.5 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 17.5 inches
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Bison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 373 100%
Male 186 49.9%
Female 187 50.1%
Under 18 83 22.3%
18+ 290 77.7%
65+ 93 24.9%
Median Age 45.4
Average Family Size 2.78
White 372 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.3%

Estimated Bison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 342
Growth -31
Growth % -8.3%

Bison Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48.4%
Norwegian 19.8%
US/American 12.4%
English 6.7%
Swedish 5.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Danish 1.8%
Irish 1.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bison, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ada (57620)
Bixby (57620)
Cash (57620)
Chance (57620)
Govert (57620)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Bison Public Library
Bison, South Dakota
(605) 244-7252

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Bison High Schools (2004)

Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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