White Rock, South Dakota
White Rock is a town in Roberts County, South Dakota, United States, along the Bois de Sioux River. The population was 3 at the 2010 census, making it the least populous town in South Dakota. White Rock is the most northeastern community in South Dakota, being along the Minnesota border and one mile south of North Dakota.
White Rock, South Dakota
|Coordinates: 45°55′9″N 96°34′22″W|
|• Total||1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)|
|• Land||1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||974 ft (297 m)|
|• Density||1.9/sq mi (0.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1258972|
A post office called White Rock was established in 1885, and remained in operation until 1965. White Rock took its name from a white granite boulder near the original town site. The namesake boulder was destroyed and a grain elevator was built at the spot.
White Rock is located at 45°55′9″N 96°34′22″W (45.919046, -96.572776).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 3 people, 3 households, and 0 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.9 inhabitants per square mile (0.7/km2). There were 8 housing units at an average density of 5.1 per square mile (2.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 33.3% White, 33.3% Native American, and 33.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.3% of the population.
There were 3 households of which 100.0% were non-families. 100.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.00 and the average family size was 0.00.
The median age in the town was 60.5 years. 0.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 0.0% were from 25 to 44; 66.6% were from 45 to 64; and 33.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 100.0% male and 0.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18 people, 2 households, and 0 families residing in the town. The population density was 11.4 people per square mile (4.4/km²). There were 6 housing units at an average density of 3.8 per square mile (1.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.
There were 2 households out of which none had children under the age of 18 living with them, none were married couples living together, and 100.0% were non-families. 100.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.00 and the average family size was 0.00.
In the town, the population was spread out with 5.6% from 25 to 44, 5.6% from 45 to 64, and 88.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 90 years. For every 100 females, there were 38.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 38.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $3,750, and the median income for a family was $0. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,883. There were no families and 100.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
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- Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 68.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved May 29, 2013.