Willow Lake, SD Population

Population: 294. Estimated population in July 2020: 266 (-9.5% change)
Males: 143 (48.6%), Females: 151 (51.4%)

Clark County

Zip code: 57278

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $30,625
Median house value: $32,300

Races in Willow Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.9%)
  • American Indian (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (40.5%), Irish (18.0%), Norwegian (13.3%), Swedish (6.8%), English (5.1%), United States (4.4%).

Elevation: 1780 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Willow Lake

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willow Lake city

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-7.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Willow Lake:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Willow Lake:

  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 39 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 44 miles; HURON, SD; Abbreviation: HON)
  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 62 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Willow Lake:

  • WILDER (about 16 miles; DESMET, SD; Abbreviation: 6E5)
  • CLARK COUNTY (about 19 miles; CLARK, SD; Abbreviation: 8D7)
  • LAKE PRESTON MUNI (about 26 miles; LAKE PRESTON, SD; Abbreviation: Y34)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 130 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 134 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 134 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 166 miles; FARGO, ND; Full-time enrollment: 8,836)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 171 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)

Schools

Public high school in Willow Lake:

  • WILLOW LAKE HI SCH (Students: 70; Location: 400 GARFIELD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Willow Lake:

  • WILLOW LAKE ELEM (Students: 93; Location: 400 GARFIELD ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WILLOW LAKE JR HI (Students: 25; Location: 400 GARFIELD ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MAYFIELD COLONY (Students: 15; Location: 43188 MAYFIELD RD; Grades: KG – 08)

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