Lake Preston, SD Population

Population: 737. Estimated population in July 2020: 677 (-8.1% change)
Males: 358 (48.6%), Females: 379 (51.4%)

Kingsbury County

Zip code: 57249

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $29,125
Median house value: $36,700

Races in Lake Preston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (33.4%), Norwegian (25.4%), United States (13.8%), Irish (9.5%), Danish (8.7%), English (5.2%).

Elevation: 1719 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lake Preston

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Preston city

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Preston:

  • DESMET MEMORIAL HOSP (about 14 miles; DE SMET, SD)
  • MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; MADISON, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL (about 41 miles; BROOKINGS, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake Preston:

  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 39 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 41 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 59 miles; HURON, SD; Abbreviation: HON)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake Preston:

  • LAKE PRESTON MUNI (about 2 miles; LAKE PRESTON, SD; Abbreviation: Y34)
  • WILDER (about 13 miles; DESMET, SD; Abbreviation: 6E5)
  • ARLINGTON MUNI (about 18 miles; ARLINGTON, SD; Abbreviation: 3A9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Preston:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 109 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 111 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 142 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 150 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 156 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)

Schools

Public high school in Lake Preston:

  • LAKE PRESTON HI SCH (Students: 77; Location: 300 1ST STREET NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake Preston:

  • LAKE PRESTON ELEM (Students: 122; Location: 300 1ST STREET NE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LAKE PRESTON JR HI (Students: 35; Location: 300 1ST STREET NE; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Lake Preston:

  • LAKE PRESTON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,158; Location: 225 N MAIN AVE; 7,550 books; 90 audio materials; 244 video materials; 30 serial subscriptions)

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