White River, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 598. Estimated population in 2021: 586 (-2.0% change)
Males: 289 (48.3%), Females: 309 (51.7%)

Mellette County

Zip code: 57579

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $25,500
Median house value: $31,600

Races in White River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.2%)
  • American Indian (47.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (23.6%), Irish (10.4%), English (9.4%), Czech (4.0%), Dutch (3.5%), French (3.5%).

Elevation: 2135 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in White River

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White River city

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near White River:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to White River:

  • PIERRE REGIONAL (about 64 miles; PIERRE, SD; Abbreviation: PIR)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 163 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 168 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to White River:

  • WHITE RIVER MUNI (about 2 miles; WHITE RIVER, SD; Abbreviation: 7Q7)
  • MURDO MUNI (about 20 miles; MURDO, SD; Abbreviation: 8F6)
  • MISSION SIOUX (about 21 miles; MISSION, SD; Abbreviation: 0V6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White River:

  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 165 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 175 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 204 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 220 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 220 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 225 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 226 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)

Schools

Public high school in White River:

  • WHITE RIVER HI SCH (Students: 101; Location: S 2ND & BROCK ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in White River:

  • WHITE RIVER ELEM (Students: 143; Location: S 2ND & BROCK ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WHITE RIVER MIDDLE SCH (Students: 90; Location: S 2ND & BROCK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORRIS ELEM (Students: 56; Location: S 2ND & BROCK ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW ELEM (Students: 16; Location: S 2ND & BROCK ST; Grades: KG – 08)

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