Britton, South Dakota

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Britton, South Dakota
—  City  —
Location in Marshall County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°47′34″N 97°45′10″W / 45.79278°N 97.75278°W / 45.79278; -97.75278Coordinates: 45°47′34″N 97°45′10″W / 45.79278°N 97.75278°W / 45.79278; -97.75278
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyMarshall
Incorporated1883[1]
Area
 • Total0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Land0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,358 ft (414 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,241
 • Density1,707/sq mi (659.1/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code57430
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-07380[3]
GNIS feature ID1254066[4]
Websitehttp://www.brittonsouthdakota.com/
 
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Britton, South Dakota
—  City  —
Location in Marshall County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°47′34″N 97°45′10″W / 45.79278°N 97.75278°W / 45.79278; -97.75278Coordinates: 45°47′34″N 97°45′10″W / 45.79278°N 97.75278°W / 45.79278; -97.75278
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyMarshall
Incorporated1883[1]
Area
 • Total0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Land0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,358 ft (414 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,241
 • Density1,707/sq mi (659.1/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code57430
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-07380[3]
GNIS feature ID1254066[4]
Websitehttp://www.brittonsouthdakota.com/

Britton is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, South Dakota, United States.[5] The population was 1,241 at the 2010 census.

A weekly newspaper, the Britton Journal, is published in Britton.

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Geography

Britton is located at 45°47′34″N 97°45′10″W / 45.79278°N 97.75278°W / 45.79278; -97.75278 (45.792817, -97.752912).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.88 km²), all of it land.

Britton has been assigned the ZIP code 57430 and the FIPS place code 07380.

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1890514
19005191.0%
191090173.6%
19201,10522.6%
19301,31218.7%
19401,50014.3%
19501,430−4.7%
19601,4420.8%
19701,4953.7%
19801,5906.4%
19901,394−12.3%
20001,328−4.7%
20101,241−6.6%
Est. 20111,225−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 1,241 people, 574 households, and 313 families residing in the town. The population density was 1707 people per square mile (659.1/km²). There were 658 housing units at an average density of 905.1 per square mile (349.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 574 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 6% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.6 years. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $31,148, and the median income for a family was $37,639. Males had a median income of $29,931 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,327. About 5.7% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Britton is home to a thriving economy. Several industries reside in the town including a roof and floor truss plant, a prefabricated wall plant, a fan clutch manufacturing facility, and a machine shop manufacturing company.

Britton is home to three gas stations, two restaurants/steak houses, three motels, a water park, softball fields, a bowling alley, a movie theatre, a recently built library, and many other conveniences.

The Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad provides rail service to Britton.

Education

The Britton-Hecla school district covers Britton. There is one elementary school and one high school on the same premises.

Notable natives

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