Elk Point, South Dakota

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Elk Point, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Elk Point Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 6% Elk Point Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Elk Point Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Elk Point Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% Elk Point People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Elk Point, South Dakota

Comparing Elk Point 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 9 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 6 3
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2

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Elk Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 57025
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.694
Longitude -96.694

Elk Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Elk Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,714 100%
Male 828 48.3%
Female 886 51.7%
Under 18 457 26.7%
18+ 1,257 73.3%
65+ 266 15.5%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3
White 1,689 98.5%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.9%

Estimated Elk Point Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,836
Growth 122
Growth % 7.1%

Elk Point 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 32.7%
Norwegian 15.6%
French (except Basque) 8%
US/American 7.9%
Irish 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
English 4.7%
Swedish 4.4%
Dutch 2.7%
French Canadian 2.2%
Czech 2.2%
Danish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1%
European 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Junction City (57025)
Richland (57025)
Spink (57025)

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)
Elk Point 1,714 $48,056
Alcester 880 $44,286
Jefferson 586 $52,813
North Sioux City 2,288 $44,926
Vermillion 9,765 $40,109

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Elk Point, South Dakota
(605) 356-5941
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Elk Point High Schools (2004)

Serves 177 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

Elk Point Colleges

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