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People

Total Population 1,260
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 25.2%
Employed Population 16+ 640
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,875
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $575
Median House Value $74,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GETTYSBURG
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Hoven 400 $46,071
Onida 750 $70,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gettysburg Public Libraries

Library
Potter County Free Library
106 E COMMERCIAL AVE
Gettysburg, South Dakota
(605) 765-9518

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Gettysburg High Schools

GETTYSBURG HI SCH
100 E KING AVE
605-765-2436
Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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