Sisseton, South Dakota

Sisseton is a city in Roberts County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,470 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Roberts County.[6] Sisseton is home to a number of attractions including the Nicollet Tower and is near the "Song to the Great Spirit" building on the campus of Sisseton Wahpeton College. The city is named for the Sisseton (or Sissetowan) division of the Native American Sioux.[7]

Sisseton, South Dakota
Location in Roberts County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°39′48″N 97°2′57″W
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyRoberts
Incorporated1907[1]
Area
  Total1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
  Land1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,224 ft (373 m)
Population
  Total2,470
  Estimate 
(2018)[4]
2,426
  Density1,553.5/sq mi (599.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57262
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-59260
GNIS feature ID1258093[5]
Websitesisseton.com

Geography

Sisseton is located at 45°39′48″N 97°2′57″W (45.663259, -97.049040).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.59 square miles (4.12 km2), all of it land.[2]

Sisseton has been assigned the ZIP code 57262 and the FIPS place code 59260.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1900928
19101,39750.5%
19201,4312.4%
19301,5699.6%
19402,51360.2%
19502,87114.2%
19603,21812.1%
19703,094−3.9%
19802,789−9.9%
19902,181−21.8%
20002,57217.9%
20102,470−4.0%
Est. 20182,426[4]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2018 Estimate[10]

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,470 people, 958 households, and 576 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,553.5 inhabitants per square mile (599.8/km2). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 664.8 per square mile (256.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 47.0% White, 0.1% African American, 47.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 958 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,572 people, 1,003 households, and 631 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,636.7 people per square mile (632.5/km²). There were 1,093 housing units at an average density of 695.5 per square mile (268.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.07% White, 0.12% African American, 40.86% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 1,003 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $26,698, and the median income for a family was $33,977. Males had a median income of $27,393 versus $20,586 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,019. About 14.9% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Sisseton Wahpeton College, a small college which is part of Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, is located near Sisseton in Agency Village. The college offers undergraduate and vocational degrees. About 80% of the college's 250 students are Dakota people.

The Sisseton School District has four schools: Sisseton High School, Sisseton Middle School, New Effington Elementary and Westside Elementary.[11]

Media

FM radio

FM radio stations
FrequencyCall signNameFormatOwnerTarget city/marketCity of license
89.9 FMKXSWCountry/RockCorporation for Native BroadcastingSissetonSisseton
99.5 FMKJKQJack FMAdult HitsArmada MediaSissetonSisseton
102.9 FMKBWS-FMPheasant Country 103CountryArmada MediaSissetonSisseton

Notable people

  • Greg Long, musician
  • Gabriel Renville, last chief of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe
  • Joe Robbie, original owner of the Miami Dolphins
  • "Mean" Gene Okerlund, professional wrestling interviewer
  • Floyd Westerman, actor
  • "Cannonball" Joe Jackson, African American, early baseball league player, pitcher
  • Eddie Just, “The Human Machine Gun”, (Believe it or Not by Ripley), "Trick Shooter" carnival performer
  • Lowell Lundstrom, nationally known American evangelist and musician
  • MSG Woodrow W. Keeble, Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army National Guard combat veteran during World War II and Korean War. Full-blooded member of Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

References

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