Winner, South Dakota

Winner is a city in central Tripp County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,921 at the 2020 census.[5] It is the county seat of Tripp County.[6] Winner also serves as the administrative center of neighboring Todd County, which does not have its own county seat.[7] The nearest airport is Winner Regional Airport.

Winner, South Dakota
Tripp County courthouse in Winner
Tripp County courthouse in Winner
Location in Tripp County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Tripp County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°22′26″N 99°51′28″W / 43.37389°N 99.85778°W / 43.37389; -99.85778Coordinates: 43°22′26″N 99°51′28″W / 43.37389°N 99.85778°W / 43.37389; -99.85778
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyTripp
Incorporated1911[1]
Area
 • Total2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,969 ft (600 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,921
 • Density1,229.43/sq mi (474.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57580
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-72180[3]
GNIS feature ID1266939[4]
Websitewww.winnersd.org

Winner was laid out in 1909, and named for the fact the town had emerged the "winner" as the county's most successful trading point.[8]

DescriptionEdit

Jim Palmer, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, played for a college league team in Winner in the summer of 1963. He said "There are 2,500 people in Winner...There are four girls in town, two restaurants, one movie, no TV, no air-conditioning, and the temperature is always about a hundred."[9]

Winner is also jokingly referred to the location of Nerdfighteria, the community for nerds, as created by the followers of John and Hank Green. Winner is halfway between where John and Hank live today.[10]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.20 square miles (5.70 km2), all land.[11]

ClimateEdit

Winner, located in the south central part of the state, features a climate type (Köppen Dfa) often described as a hot summer humid continental climate. Winters average below the −3 °C (26.6 °F) persistent snow line isotherm, and summers average above the 22 °C (72 °F) Köppen hot summer isotherm. The climate features nearly even four seasons, typical of its classification. The all-time high temperature is 115 °F (46 °C), set in 1934, and the all-time low temperature is −38 °F (−39 °C), set in 1936.

Climate data for Winner, South Dakota (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1910–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 73
(23)
78
(26)
91
(33)
99
(37)
106
(41)
110
(43)
115
(46)
112
(44)
108
(42)
97
(36)
89
(32)
76
(24)
115
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 35.2
(1.8)
39.3
(4.1)
49.9
(9.9)
60.7
(15.9)
71.5
(21.9)
81.8
(27.7)
89.6
(32.0)
87.3
(30.7)
79.5
(26.4)
64.7
(18.2)
49.5
(9.7)
37.0
(2.8)
62.2
(16.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 23.8
(−4.6)
27.1
(−2.7)
37.0
(2.8)
47.7
(8.7)
59.1
(15.1)
69.5
(20.8)
76.4
(24.7)
74.2
(23.4)
65.8
(18.8)
51.5
(10.8)
37.6
(3.1)
26.5
(−3.1)
49.7
(9.8)
Average low °F (°C) 12.5
(−10.8)
14.9
(−9.5)
24.1
(−4.4)
34.7
(1.5)
46.8
(8.2)
57.1
(13.9)
63.1
(17.3)
61.0
(16.1)
52.0
(11.1)
38.4
(3.6)
25.7
(−3.5)
16.0
(−8.9)
37.2
(2.9)
Record low °F (°C) −28
(−33)
−38
(−39)
−19
(−28)
1
(−17)
17
(−8)
30
(−1)
40
(4)
34
(1)
20
(−7)
−2
(−19)
−13
(−25)
−29
(−34)
−38
(−39)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.54
(14)
0.64
(16)
1.12
(28)
2.81
(71)
3.63
(92)
3.92
(100)
2.62
(67)
2.42
(61)
2.15
(55)
1.82
(46)
0.81
(21)
0.69
(18)
23.17
(589)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 7.2
(18)
6.9
(18)
8.3
(21)
9.2
(23)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.9
(4.8)
6.0
(15)
9.6
(24)
49.1
(125)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 4.5 4.2 5.5 7.8 9.1 9.5 7.1 6.2 4.9 5.7 4.0 4.3 72.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 3.4 3.1 2.6 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.3 3.6 17.3
Source: NOAA[12][13]
Winner, South Dakota
Climate chart (explanation)
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M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
 
 
0.5
 
 
34
12
 
 
0.7
 
 
38
15
 
 
1.5
 
 
48
23
 
 
2.7
 
 
60
34
 
 
3.8
 
 
71
47
 
 
3.9
 
 
81
57
 
 
2.9
 
 
88
63
 
 
2.2
 
 
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19202,000
19302,22011.0%
19402,4269.3%
19503,25234.0%
19603,70513.9%
19703,7892.3%
19803,472−8.4%
19903,354−3.4%
20003,137−6.5%
20102,897−7.7%
20202,9210.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]
2015 Estimate[15]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[16] of 2010, there were 2,897 people, 1,328 households, and 717 families living in the city. The population density was 1,316.8 inhabitants per square mile (508.4/km2). There were 1,547 housing units at an average density of 703.2 per square mile (271.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.1% White, 0.2% African American, 14.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,328 households, of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.0% were non-families. 42.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 45.6 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,137 people, 1,359 households, and 803 families living in the city. The population density was 2,030.6 people per square mile (786.5/km2). There were 1,526 housing units at an average density of 987.8 per square mile (382.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.35% White, 0.06% African American, 9.15% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 1,359 households, out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $26,277, and the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $26,858 versus $20,613 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,717. About 10.7% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Frank Leahy, the Notre Dame coach who took the Fighting Irish to several national championships
  • Delores Taylor, the co-creator and star (as Jean) of the Billy Jack films, was born and raised in Winner and the Billy Jack films were due in part to the poor treatment Native Americans received by some of the residents of Winner.
  • Nicolle Galyon, singer/songwriter

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Winner
  5. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau: Winner city, South Dakota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ www.globalindex.com http://www.globalindex.com/comindex/sd/co_sd.shtml. Retrieved February 5, 2006. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 69.
  9. ^ Palmer, Jim; Dale, Jim (1996). Palmer and Weaver: Together We Were Eleven Foot Nine. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel. p. 3. ISBN 0-8362-0781-5.
  10. ^ "August 20th: Winner, South Dakota". Youtube. August 20, 2007. p. vlogbrothers. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  12. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  13. ^ "Station: Winner, SD". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  14. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  15. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.

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