Gettysburg, South Dakota

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Gettysburg, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Gettysburg Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
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Top 3% trophy Gettysburg Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Gettysburg Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Gettysburg, South Dakota

Comparing Gettysburg 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 7
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Public Transportation Use 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 8 5

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Gettysburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 130 miles S of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 327 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Potter
Standard Zip Codes 57442
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.011
Longitude -99.955

Gettysburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station SELBY
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Station HIGHMORE 1 W
Distance 42.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
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Gettysburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,352 100%
Male 648 47.9%
Female 704 52.1%
Under 18 323 23.9%
18+ 1,029 76.1%
65+ 351 26%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,324 97.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 1.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.1%

Estimated Gettysburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,169
Growth -183
Growth % -13.5%

Gettysburg 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 54.6%
Norwegian 8.4%
US/American 6.2%
Irish 6.1%
English 5.6%
Polish 3.2%
Dutch 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Swedish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Danish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Slavic 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
European 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Forest City (57442)
Gorman (57442)

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)
Gettysburg 1,352 $37,763
Hoven 511 $38,750
Onida 740 $44,583

Gettysburg Public Libraries

Potter County Free Library
Gettysburg, South Dakota
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Gettysburg High Schools (2004)

Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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1. Fort Benton, Montana 83.8   31.4% 23.6% 20.8% 16 $32,072 4.5% 2.3% 1,594 13.4% 21.3 2.2% 4.4
2. Hancock, New York 79.4   32.4% 24.4% 13.9% 20 $36,083 4.4% 3.1% 1,189 15.6% 16.8 5.1% 5.9
3. Greybull, Wyoming 78.9   30.4% 17.1% 13.7% 14 $36,964 5.8% 3.8% 1,815 14.7% 23.1 1.6% 4.4
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