- Beresford, South Dakota
official_name = Beresford, South Dakota
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Charles Von Eschen
July 12, 1884
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postal_code = 57004
area_code = 605
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website = [http://www.beresfordsd.com/ www.beresfordsd.com]
Beresford is a city in Lincoln and Union counties in the
U.S. stateof South Dakota. The southern two-thirds is part of the Sioux City, Iowa/ Nebraska/ South Dakota Metropolitan Statistical Areawhile the northern one-third is part of the Sioux Falls, South DakotaMetropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,006 as of the 2000 census. The " Beresford Republic" is the weekly newspaper.
Before the city was incorporated, the town was known as Paris, Dakota Territory. The city was renamed after Lord
Charles Beresfordand was formally incorporated on July 12, 1884.
Beresford is located at coor dms|43|4|51|N|96|46|34|W|city (43.080859, -96.776148)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.
Beresford has been assigned the
ZIP code57004, and the FIPS place code04980.
Beresford is located on the border between Lincoln County and Union counties; the border between the counties is located along Beresford's Cedar Street. Approximately two-thirds of Beresford's area (including its city hall building) is located in Union County.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,006 people, 852 households, and 535 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,130.1 people per square mile (435.1/km²). There were 919 housing units at an average density of 517.7/sq mi (199.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.90% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.
There were 852 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,331, and the median income for a family was $45,231. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,057 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,903. About 1.1% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.
Beresford High Schoolis the only high school in the Beresford school district.
Noted natives and former citizens
William J. Bulow- Former South Dakota Governor and United States Senator.
Ernest Lundeen- Former Minnesota Senator.
* Centennial Book Committee (eds.) (1983), "Beresford 1884-1984", Beresford Republic and Lennox Independent.
* [http://www.bmtc.net/ Beresford Municipal Telephone Company website]
* [http://www.beresfordrepublic.com/ The Beresford Republic - the city's weekly newspaper]
* [http://beresford.k12.sd.us/ Beresford School District website]
* [http://www.acsnet.com/~jkjar/beresford.htm Beresford History] from the [http://www.acsnet.com/~jkjar/ Union County Historical Society website]
* [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~brianhass/usa/sd/union/beresford/index.htm Beresford History] from the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~brianhass Regional Histories website] .
* [http://www.beresfordsd.com/ City of Beresford Official Website]
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