Whitewood, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 844. Estimated population in 2021: 826 (-2.1% change)
Males: 425 (50.4%), Females: 419 (49.6%)

Lawrence County

Zip code: 57793

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $29,297
Median house value: $62,100

Races in Whitewood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • American Indian (3.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)

Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (15.0%), Norwegian (14.6%), English (9.0%), Dutch (7.8%), French (5.9%).

Elevation: 3648 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Whitewood

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitewood city

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-5.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Whitewood:

  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 10 miles; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CTR-CAH (about 13 miles; STURGIS, SD)
  • LOOKOUT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; SPEARFISH, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Whitewood:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 44 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 51 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 132 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Whitewood:

  • BLACK HILLS-CLYDE ICE FIELD (about 9 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Abbreviation: SPF)
  • STURGIS MUNI (about 20 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)
  • BELLE FOURCHE MUNICIPAL (about 24 miles; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Abbreviation: EFC)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewood:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 40 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 122 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 214 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 241 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 255 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 257 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
Public primary/middle school in Whitewood:

  • WHITEWOOD ELEM (Students: 112; Location: 603 GARFIELD; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Whitewood:

  • WHITEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $47,600; Location: 1023 MEADE STREET; 12,164 books; 52 audio materials; 430 video materials; 33 serial subscriptions)

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