Ashton, South Dakota

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Ashton, South Dakota
Location in Spink County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Spink County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°59′40″N 98°29′55″W / 44.99444°N 98.49861°W / 44.99444; -98.49861Coordinates: 44°59′40″N 98°29′55″W / 44.99444°N 98.49861°W / 44.99444; -98.49861
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountySpink
Incorporated1883[1]
Area
 • Total0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,289 ft (393 m)
Population
 • Total122
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
124
 • Density283.11/sq mi (109.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57424
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-02540[5]
GNIS feature ID1265111[6]

Ashton is a city in eastern Spink County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 122 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ashton was founded in 1879, but it was moved and replatted on the current site in 1881 in order to be located on a new railroad line.[7] The town most likely takes its name after Ashton, England.[7] A post office called Ashton has been in operation since 1879.[8]

Geography[edit]

Ashton is located at 44°59′40″N 98°29′55″W / 44.99444°N 98.49861°W / 44.99444; -98.49861 (44.994523, -98.498577).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all land.[10]

Ashton has been assigned the ZIP code 57424, and the FIPS place code 02540.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890359
1900274−23.7%
191043056.9%
1920372−13.5%
1930314−15.6%
1940240−23.6%
1950222−7.5%
1960182−18.0%
1970137−24.7%
198015412.4%
1990148−3.9%
20001522.7%
2010122−19.7%
2019 (est.)124[4]1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 122 people, 52 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.3 inhabitants per square mile (107.1/km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 145.5 per square mile (56.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 52 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 43.7 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.9% male and 45.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 152 people, 61 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 342.4 people per square mile (133.4/km2). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 162.2 per square mile (63.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 61 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $21,719 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,283. There were 5.4% of families and 6.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 6.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  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 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ashton
  7. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 23.
  8. ^ "Spink County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

External links[edit]

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