Elkton, South Dakota

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Elkton, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Elkton Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Elkton Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Elkton, South Dakota

Comparing Elkton 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 8 5
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Age of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
College Educated Adults 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 8 2
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 5 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Housing Recently Built 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Elkton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Brookings
Standard Zip Codes 57026
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.236
Longitude -96.48

Elkton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Elkton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 677 100%
Male 332 49%
Female 345 51%
Under 18 189 27.9%
18+ 488 72.1%
65+ 136 20.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.08
White 669 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Elkton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 619
Growth -58
Growth % -8.6%

Elkton 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 54.9%
Norwegian 11.5%
Irish 9.3%
US/American 7%
Dutch 3.4%
Polish 2.1%
Danish 2.1%
English 1.9%
Czech 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
European 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French Canadian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elkton 677 $47,969
Astoria 150 $34,375
Aurora 500 $43,500
Brookings 18,504 $49,246
Egan 265 $30,000
Flandreau 2,376 $40,272
White 530 $40,547

Elkton Public Libraries

Elkton Community Library
Elkton, South Dakota
(605) 542-4591

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Elkton High Schools (2004)

Serves 120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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