Ipswich, South Dakota

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Ipswich, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Ipswich Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ipswich Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ipswich Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Ipswich, South Dakota

Comparing Ipswich 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 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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Ipswich Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 126 miles SE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 282 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Edmunds
Standard Zip Codes 57451
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.444
Longitude -99.028

Ipswich Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
Station LEOLA
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
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Ipswich Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 943 100%
Male 452 47.9%
Female 491 52.1%
Under 18 258 27.4%
18+ 685 72.6%
65+ 232 24.6%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.01
White 929 98.5%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Ipswich Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 887
Growth -56
Growth % -5.9%

Ipswich 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 63.4%
Norwegian 7.2%
Irish 5.3%
US/American 3.4%
Swedish 2.7%
Polish 2.6%
Czech 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scandinavian 2.2%
Welsh 1.8%
English 1.2%
Russian 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Craven (57451)
Mina (57451)
Powell (57451)

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)
Ipswich 943 $40,598
Cresbard 143 $44,250
Hosmer 287 $37,813
Leola 462 $33,125
Roscoe 324 $36,250

Ipswich Public Libraries

M. P. Beebe Memorial Library
120 MAIN
Ipswich, South Dakota
(605) 426-6707

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Ipswich High Schools (2004)

211 5TH ST
Serves 119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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