Britton, South Dakota

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Britton, South Dakota

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High Points

Britton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Britton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Britton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Britton, South Dakota

Comparing Britton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Age of the Population 10 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Britton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles SW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 225 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 57430
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.791
Longitude -97.75

Britton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 20.6 inches
Station FORMAN 5 SSE
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 18 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 20.5 inches
Station OAKES 2 S
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
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Britton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,328 100%
Male 621 46.8%
Female 707 53.2%
Under 18 304 22.9%
18+ 1,024 77.1%
65+ 354 26.7%
Median Age 44.5
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,299 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 1.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1%

Estimated Britton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,282
Growth -46
Growth % -3.5%

Britton 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 36.6%
Norwegian 31.1%
English 3.8%
Swedish 3.8%
Dutch 3%
US/American 2.9%
Irish 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Czech 1.6%
Danish 1.5%
Polish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
European 1%
Scandinavian 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Celtic 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kidder (57430)
Newark (57430)
Spain (57430)
Sunset Colony (57430)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Britton 1,328 $37,639
Claremont 130 $20,417
Hecla 314 $42,656
Langford 290 $38,750
Pierpont 122 $40,417
Roslyn 225 $24,375
Veblen 281 $20,625

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Britton Public Library
Britton, South Dakota
(605) 448-2800

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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