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Encyclopedia > Letcher, South Dakota

Letcher is a town located in Sanborn County, South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 177.


Location of Letcher, South Dakota

Letcher is located at 43°53'52" North, 98°8'22" West (43.897780, -98.139366)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 km˛ (0.6 mi˛). 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 6.25% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 177 people, 75 households, and 51 families residing in the town. The population density is 112.0/km˛ (291.5/mi˛). There are 84 housing units at an average density of 53.2/km˛ (138.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 97.74% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.56% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 75 households out of which 32.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 24.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.78.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $27,083, and the median income for a family is $37,083. Males have a median income of $22,917 versus $15,208 for females. The per capita income for the town is $14,164. 24.0% of the population and 18.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 42.9% of those under the age of 18 and 10.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=43.89778&longitude=-98.139366&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=43.89778&lon=-98.139366&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-98.139366&lat=43.89778&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Letcher South Dakota Resource Guide, City or community of Letcher, South Dakota Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ... (191 words)
The distance from Letcher to Washington DC is 1209 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 122 miles.
Letcher is positioned 43.89 degrees north of the equator and 98.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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