Miller, South Dakota

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City of Miller, South Dakota
Location in Hand County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Hand County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°31′12″N 98°59′11″W / 44.52000°N 98.98639°W / 44.52000; -98.98639Coordinates: 44°31′12″N 98°59′11″W / 44.52000°N 98.98639°W / 44.52000; -98.98639
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyHand
Incorporated1905[1]
Government
 • MayorRonald Blachford
Area
 • Total0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,578 ft (481 m)
Population
 • Total1,489
 • Estimate 
(2015)[4]
1,437
 • Density1,519.4/sq mi (586.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Zip Code
57362
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-42460
GNIS feature ID1256470[5]
Websitewww.millersd.org

Miller is a city in and county seat of Hand County, South Dakota, United States.[6] The population was 1,489 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The city was named for its founder, Henry Miller.[7] The post office has been in operation since 1881.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.[2]

Miller has been assigned the ZIP code 57362.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890536
19005441.5%
19101,202121.0%
19201,47823.0%
19301,447−2.1%
19401,4600.9%
19501,91631.2%
19602,0818.6%
19702,1483.2%
19801,931−10.1%
19901,678−13.1%
20001,530−8.8%
20101,489−2.7%
Est. 20161,420[9]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2015 Estimate[4]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,489 people, 724 households, and 396 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,519.4 inhabitants per square mile (586.6/km2). There were 839 housing units at an average density of 856.1 per square mile (330.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 724 households of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 51.2 years. 18.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 33.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,530 people, 720 households, and 406 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,614.1 people per square mile (621.8/km²). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 891.4 per square mile (343.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 720 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $28,929, and the median income for a family was $39,293. Males had a median income of $25,962 versus $17,216 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,401. About 4.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

1892 map of Hand County showing Miller and surrounding villages

Notable people[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

Miller was the focal point of a 2002 episode of “This American Life” discussing a racial incident that occurred in the town.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 102.
  8. ^ "Hand County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "High Speed Chase - This American Life". thisamericanlife.org. 16 August 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2018.

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