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White River, South Dakota

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White River is a city located in Mellette County, South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 598. It is the county seat of Mellette CountyTemplate:GR.

Geography

Location of White River, South Dakota

White River is located at 43°34'10" North, 100°44'46" West (43.569438, -100.746161)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²). 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

White River has been assigned the ZIP code 57579 and the FIPS place code 71340.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 598 people, 219 households, and 141 families residing in the city. The population density is 452.7/km² (1,169.7/mi²). There are 252 housing units at an average density of 190.8/km² (492.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 51.84% White, 0.00% African American, 43.48% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 4.52% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 219 households out of which 35.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% are married couples living together, 17.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% are non-families. 30.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $25,500, and the median income for a family is $34,531. Males have a median income of $26,250 versus $15,536 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,794. 25.1% of the population and 23.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.2% of those under the age of 18 and 30.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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