De Smet, SD Population

Population: 1,164. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,089 (-6.4% change)
Males: 548 (47.1%), Females: 616 (52.9%)

Kingsbury County

Zip code: 57231

Median resident age: 46.8 years
Median household income: $27,760
Median house value: $46,200

Races in De Smet:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.7%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (45.4%), Norwegian (22.6%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.9%), Danish (6.8%), Dutch (5.9%).

Elevation: 1724 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in De Smet

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Smet city

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-2.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in De Smet:

  • DESMET MEMORIAL HOSP (306 PRAIRIE AVENUE SW)
Other hospitals/medical centers near De Smet:

  • MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 40 miles; MADISON, SD)
  • HURON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 46 miles; HURON, SD)
  • MEMORIAL CARE UNIT (about 48 miles; WATERTOWN, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to De Smet:

  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 45 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 46 miles; HURON, SD; Abbreviation: HON)
  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 52 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
Other public-use airports nearest to De Smet:

  • WILDER (about 3 miles; DESMET, SD; Abbreviation: 6E5)
  • LAKE PRESTON MUNI (about 12 miles; LAKE PRESTON, SD; Abbreviation: Y34)
  • HOWARD MUNI (about 26 miles; HOWARD, SD; Abbreviation: 8D9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Smet:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 116 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 124 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 146 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 153 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 163 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)

Schools

Public high school in De Smet:

  • DE SMET HI SCH (Students: 103; Location: 405 3RD ST SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in De Smet:

  • LAURA INGALLS WILDER ELEM (Students: 133; Location: 407 INGALLS AVE SW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DE SMET MIDDLE SCH (Students: 62; Location: 405 3RD ST SW; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in De Smet:

  • HAZEL L MEYER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $40,030; Location: 114 1ST STREET; 20,804 books; 1,205 audio materials; 185 video materials; 73 serial subscriptions)

 

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