Hecla, South Dakota

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Hecla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 94 miles SW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 245 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Brown
Standard Zip Codes 57446
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.883
Longitude -98.151

Hecla Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COLUMBIA 8 N
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
Station OAKES 2 S
Distance 16.5 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
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
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Hecla Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 314 100%
Male 150 47.8%
Female 164 52.2%
Under 18 63 20.1%
18+ 251 79.9%
65+ 93 29.6%
Median Age 47.6
Average Family Size 2.71
White 311 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Hecla Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 299
Growth -15
Growth % -4.8%

Hecla 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 53.7%
Norwegian 10.6%
English 10.2%
US/American 8.2%
Irish 4.3%
Finnish 3.9%
Polish 3.5%
Russian 2%
Czech 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hecla 314 $42,656
Britton 1,328 $37,639
Claremont 130 $20,417
Columbia 140 $27,813
Frederick 255 $34,688
Langford 290 $38,750
Westport 125 $40,625

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Hecla Public Library
Hecla, South Dakota
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