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Leola, South Dakota

Leola is a small city in, and the county seat of, McPherson County, South Dakota, United States. It was founded on May 1, 1884, and named for Leola Haynes,[6] daughter of one of the town's founders. The population was 457 as of the 2010 census.

Leola, South Dakota
McPherson County Courthouse, July 2015
McPherson County Courthouse, July 2015
Location in McPherson County and the state of South Dakota
Location in McPherson County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°43′16″N 98°56′19″W / 45.72111°N 98.93861°W / 45.72111; -98.93861Coordinates: 45°43′16″N 98°56′19″W / 45.72111°N 98.93861°W / 45.72111; -98.93861
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyMcPherson
Incorporated1919[1]
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorThomas W. Theisen
Area
 • Total0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Land0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,591 ft (485 m)
Population
 • Total457
 • Estimate 
(2014)[4]
444
 • Density634.7/sq mi (245.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57456
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-36460
GNIS feature ID1256095[5]
Websitewww.leolasd.com

DescriptionEdit

The city occupies an entirely rural area, and businesses and services include a grocery store a gas station-garage, restaurants and bars, a bank, a post office, a hotel, several small businesses (including farming supplies and equipment) and shops, grain elevators, local police and fire departments, and the county's public schools. The city is administered by a mayor-council form of government.

GeographyEdit

Leola is located at 45°43′16″N 98°56′19″W / 45.72111°N 98.93861°W / 45.72111; -98.93861 (45.721238, -98.938503).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), of which, 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910484
192063731.6%
193072413.7%
19407959.8%
1950772−2.9%
19608337.9%
1970787−5.5%
1980645−18.0%
1990521−19.2%
2000462−11.3%
2010457−1.1%
Est. 2016441[8]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2014 Estimate[4]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 457 people, 209 households, and 125 families residing in the city. The population density was 634.7 inhabitants per square mile (245.1/km2). There were 258 housing units at an average density of 358.3 per square mile (138.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 209 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census of 2000, there were 462 people, 234 households, and 135 families residing in the city. The population density was 651.2 people per square mile (251.2/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 377.7 per square mile (145.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.78% White and 0.22% Native American.

There were 234 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% 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 2.64.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 31.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,559, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $22,321 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,807. About 1.5% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Leola School District is located in Leola, and it is a K-12 school district. This growing public school serves as the hub of many community based activities.[10]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 10, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2010.
  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 May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Leola
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 48.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  10. ^ "Leola School District, Leola, SD". leolasd.com. Leola School District 44-2. Retrieved 1 Nov 2019.

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