Bison, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 373. Estimated population in 2021: 342 (-8.3% change)
Males: 186 (49.9%), Females: 187 (50.1%)

Perkins County

Zip code: 57620

Median resident age: 45.4 years
Median household income: $30,000
Median house value: $34,300

Races in Bison:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.5%)

Ancestries: German (41.8%), Norwegian (20.4%), English (11.0%), United States (9.4%), Irish (7.5%), Swedish (6.4%).

Elevation: 2695 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bison

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 8.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bison town

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.3%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-16.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bison:

  • FIVE COUNTIES HOSPITAL-CAH (about 33 miles; LEMMON, SD)
  • WEST RIVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 37 miles; HETTINGER, ND)
  • JACOBSON MEMORIAL HOSP CARE CENTER-CAH (about 76 miles; ELGIN, ND)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bison:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 106 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 111 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • BISMARCK MUNI (about 148 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Abbreviation: BIS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bison:

  • BISON MUNI (about 1 miles; BISON, SD; Abbreviation: 6V5)
  • HETTINGER MUNI (about 36 miles; HETTINGER, ND; Abbreviation: HEI)
  • LEMMON MUNI (about 37 miles; LEMMON, SD; Abbreviation: LEM)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bison:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 112 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 121 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 146 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 148 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 191 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 204 miles; MINOT, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 275 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)

Schools

Public high school in Bison:

  • BISON HI SCH (Students: 42; Location: 200 E CARR ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bison:

  • BISON ELEM (Students: 75; Location: 200 E CARR ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BISON JR HI (Students: 19; Location: 200 E CARR ST; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Bison:

  • BISON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,739; Location: 309 1ST AVE; 99 books; 35 audio materials; 34 video materials; 54 serial subscriptions)

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